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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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Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show

Aug 27, 2013
30th Anniversary
Spotlight Category: Alumni

The 30th anniversary of the Scholarship Benefit and Fashion runway show took place on May 5 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Honored this year were the show's founders, Fashion Design Chair Rosemary Brantley and Trustee Emerita Elaine Goldsmith. The event has come a long way from red-and-white checked tablecloths at the Hard Rock Cafe in 1983! This year Otis presented its Creative Vision Award to Trustee Christopher Wicks of English Laundry. The 800- plus guests thrilled to the fi nale, in which acrobats performed, clad in Cirque de Soleil costumes. Junior and senior fashion designers presented eleven different collections completed under the direction of distinguished professional mentors. More than $1 million was raised for student scholarships.