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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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Past Scholarship Benefit Honorees

 
2014 Michael Egeck, President and CEO of Eddie Bauer
2014 Leon Max, Designer and founder of Max Studio
2014 Isabel and Ruben Toledo, Fashion Designers
2013 Kirk Nix – KNA

2013 Sally Perrin, Perrin Paris
2013 Otis Sustainability Alliance: Eddie Bauer, Disney, Nike, Patagonia, Quiksilver, and Todd Oldham
2012 Christopher Wicks -- English Laundry
2012 Rosemary Brantley and Elaine Goldsmith
2011 Bob Mackie
2011 Santa Monica Place
2010 Bijan Pakzad – The House of Bijan
2010 Tyrus Wong (’32) Alumnus, Artist, Illustrator
2009 Bob Hurley – Hurley International
2009 Sally Frame Kasaks – Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc.
2008 DreamWorks Animation – Ann Globe
2008 Warner Bros. – Brad Globe
2007 Macy’s – Paul Fitzpatrick and Jacque Hall
2006 Joseph Abboud
2006 Cirque du Soleil
2006 Roxy
2005 NIKE – Mindy Grossman and Peter Kolsky
2004 Lunada Bay Corp. – Susan Crank
2004 Warnaco Swimwear Group – Roger Williams
2003 The Walt Disney Company – Tim Kilpin
2002 Mattel – Matt Bousquette
2002 Ocean Pacific Corporation – Richard Baker
2002 Primedia – Linda Platzner
2001 Anne Cole
2001 Robert Graham
2001 Dennis Hopper
2000 4Kids Entertainment – Al Kahn
2000 BCBGMAXAZRIA – Max Azria
1999 Petco – Brian K. Devine
1999 Quiksilver – Bob McKnight
1998 Warner Bros. – Dan Romanelli
1998 Todd Oldham
1997 Bloomingdale’s – Michael Gould
1997 Nolan Miller
1996 Mattel/Barbie – Diana Troup
1996 Richard Tyler and Lisa Trafficante
1995 Nordstrom
1994 Rampage – Larry Hansel
1994 Cross Colors – Carl Jones and T.J. Walker
1994 Mossimo – Mossimo Giannuli
1993 Anne Cole
1992 Fred Hayman
1991 NIKE
1990 GUESS? – Georges Marciano
1989 Elois Jenssen
1988 Bob Mackie
1987 James Galanos
1986 Jean Louis
1985 Helen Rose