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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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Alumni Win California Community Foundation Fellowships for Visual Artists

The California Community Foundation (CCF) has named 22 emerging and mid-career Los Angeles County artists as recipients of the CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists (FVA), with a total of $385,000 in unrestricted grants. Otis alumni Jeffrey Vallance (’81 MFA Fine Arts) and Raul Baltazar (’09 Fine Arts; ’13 MFA Public Practice) were named as two of the recipients.
 

Architecture/ Landscape/ Interiors Students Win Lighting Design Competition

Last month, Architecture/Landscape/Interiors graduate and valedictorian Izzy Savage (’15) and rising senior Levina Djajadi won two of the three 2015 Russell Cole Memorial Lighting Design Competition Undergraduate Awards. 
 

Students Win First Place at L.A. American Advertising Awards

Last night, two Digital Media students, Julie Moon and Angela Wong, won the first place gold award in the student competition for the Online Advertising category at the Los Angeles American Advertising Awards, also known as the LA Addy’s. 

Faculty John White Awarded for His Painting

Communication Arts faculty member John White was selected as Artist of the Month by the Laguna Plein Air Painter’s Association last month.

mary weatherford artist's legacy foundation award

Fine Arts Faculty Mary Weatherford has won the Artists' Legacy Foundation 2014 Artist Award and will receive a $25,000 cash prize.  This is the eighth annual Artist Award given by the foundation, which was started in 2000 by painter Squeak Carnwath, community advocate Gary Knecht and sculptor Viola Frey. The foundation will celebrate Weatherford at a private ceremony November 2 in Oakland.