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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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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.
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
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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