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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Jul 06, 2015
Alumni
Mural artist Kent Twitchell is extra busy at his canvas: L.A.'s streets By Deborah Vankin   With his shock of silver hair, snowy beard and paint-spattered blue jeans, Kent Twitchell races... More
Jul 02, 2015
College
For the second time, Otis’ Creative Action class “Whose Puppet? Multiculturalism, Puppetry, and The Parade” is designing, fabricating, and presenting a float to the Westchester... More
Jun 26, 2015
Faculty
Signs & Alarms: The Art of Margaret Nielsen & Scott Grieger, 1970-2015   Two-part exhibition celebrating the works of Margaret Nielsen & Scott Grieger, curated jointly by the... More
Jun 26, 2015
Alumni
Slanguage Speaks Slanguage By Betty Marín   Since April, Slanguage Studio artists Monica A. Martinez, Emilio Venegas Jr., Karla Diaz, and Mario Ybarra Jr. have taken over the 18th Street Arts... More
Jun 25, 2015
College
How L.A. Can Keep Its Creative Hive Buzzing By Paul Bisceglio   Los Angeles isn’t fantasizing when it calls itself America’s creative capital–the numbers back it up.... More
Jun 25, 2015
Alumni
This summer Michelada Think Tank (MTT), a collective of MFA Public Practice students and alumni, will inhabit the Project Room at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions with a humorous and critical... More

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