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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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Student Legacy Giving

The Senior Class Legacy Campaign is your first opportunity to give back to Otis. You may not have the resources to make a big gift, but you can make a difference through participation. The Senior Class counts for 4% of the College's alumni; you can have a significant impact on Otis' fiscal well-being and on the value of your degree.

Giving to the O-Fund demonstrates your satisfaction with the Otis education. It helps establish the foundation and legacy of support that will continue every year. As Otis improves its alumni participation rate, corporations and foundations that base their giving decision on the % of alumni that give back will be more inclined to contribute. With more financial support from foundations and corporations, Otis will continue to recruit outstanding faculty and improve key programs, while increasing financial support to deserving students.

This year, we ask all seniors to start their legacy. Let's make this class the first one ever to receive 100% participation, it's easy! Each gift, each year, makes a significant difference. Remember corporations and foundations benchmark their giving to how many give back, not how much. Any gift will help!

Please make your gift today!

If you have any questions or if you need help making a gift, please contact Rebecca Cunningham, at 310-665-6869 or email at ofund@otis.edu