Events
  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Steven Ehrlich and Frederick Fisher will present their firms’ collaboration as EHRLICH | FISHER on Otis College’s new Goldsmith Campus Academic Building and Residence Hall. The campus-wide expansion and renovation project includes a new academic building, 300-seat Forum (the venue for this lecture), café and dining commons, Student Life Center, and residence hall.

     

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

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Library Staff Directory

Sue Maberry Sue Maberry, Director of Library and Instructional Technology
1992 - present
(310) 665-6925
Education:
BA Art, Pitzer College
MLS, Cal State San Jose
Work Experience:
Librarian, Los Angeles Daily News
Program Director, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena
Program Director, Woman's Building, L.A.
Kara Otto Kara Otto, Director of the Student Learning Center
2016 - present (310)
Education:
PhD./M.A. Teaching and Learning: Language, Literacy, and Composition, UCSB
B.S. Mass Communication: Florida State University
Work Experience:
Writing Instructor: UCSB
Cathy Chambers Cathy Chambers, Catalog Librarian, Artists' Books Collection
1994 - present
(310) 665-6927
Education:
BS Special Education, Illinois State Univ.
MLIS, UCLA
Work Experience:
Teacher, Learning Disabilities Resource Room
Manager, B. Dalton, Manhattan Beach
Assistant Book Buyer, CSULB Bookstore
Reference Librarian, Downey Public Library
Heather Cleary Heather Cleary, Digital Databases and Metadata Librarian
2002 - present
(310) 665-6926
Education:
BA English Literature, Reed College
MLIS, UCLA
Work Experience:
Library Intern, L.A. County Museum of Art
Intern, USC Moving Image Archive
Intern, Universal Studio Archives
Slide Circulation Assistant., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Jean-Marie Venturini

Jean-Marie Venturini, Instructional Designer
2012 - present
(310) 846-2628
Education:
BA Classics & Classical Civilizations, Loyola Marymount Univ.
MFA Creative Writing, Otis College of Art and Design
M.A. Instructional Design, Fullerton State College
Work Experience:
Lecturer, English, Otis
Coordinator, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Otis
Freelance Online Content Writer

Sheldon Forbes Sheldon Forbes, Circulation Manager
1999 - present
(310) 665-6930
Education:
BFA Sculpture, Otis College of Art and Design
MFA Writing, Otis College of Art and Design
Work Experience:
Graphic Artist
Kathleen Forrest Kathleen Forrest, TLC Coordinator
2006 - present
(310) 846-2576 Education:
BA Asian Art History, UC Berkeley
MFA Film, UCLA
Work Experience:
Operations Manager, Post Group
Data Manager, Hydraulx
Derek McMullen Derek McMullen, Photographic Technician
2004 - present
(310) 665-6930
Education:
BFA Painting, Otis College of Art and Design
Ian Henderson Ian Henderson, Periodicals Manager
2006 - present
(310) 665-6939
Education:
BM Music and Composition, Cal State LA
Vickie Thomas Vickie Thomas, Night Shift Manager
2013 - present
(310) 665-6939
Education:
BFA Painting, Otis College of Art and Design

 

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