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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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Group E-Mails

Step-By-Step Instructions for Sending a Group Email to Students in O-Space CMS

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Go to O-Space.

Log into O-Space

  • Select current course under gray heading "My Courses"

Option #1

  • Select "Settings" tab
  • Select "Group Email" from left gray menu bar (toward the bottom)
  • Select "Send Email"
  • Select "Next"
  • Check the box next to "Email Students"
  • Check the box next to "Email Faculty" (this way can verify email went out)
  • Enter email Subject
  • Enter email Body
  • Select "Send"
  • Select "Send" again to confirm

Note: Email is automatically sent to students' Otis accounts. No copy of the email is kept, which is why we recommend Option #2.

Option #2

  • Select "Posts" Tab
  • Select "New Post"
  • Enter a title
  • Enter content in body
  • Check the box "Notify everyone with view permission by email"
  • Select "Save" at the bottom

Note: The minute you select save an email is automatically sent out to everyone enrolled in your course. A copy is also kept under the "Posts" tab. This way if anyone claims they never received the email, you can reply that a copy was in the course as well. It also allows you to keep track of emails sent to your students.