Events
  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Steven Ehrlich and Frederick Fisher will present their firms’ collaboration as EHRLICH | FISHER on Otis College’s new Goldsmith Campus Academic Building and Residence Hall. The campus-wide expansion and renovation project includes a new academic building, 300-seat Forum (the venue for this lecture), café and dining commons, Student Life Center, and residence hall.

     

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

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Transportation

No Car?  No Problem!

There are may different ways to get around the City of Los Angeles  The following is a sampling of transportation choices available to you. 

 

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wheels with no strings attached

Need a car? Reserve a Zipcar! Otis College has partnered with Zipcar to bring self-service, on-demand car sharing to the area. To use Zipcars, simply register as a member, reserve a car online or on your phone, use your Zipcard to scan into the car, and drive away. When you’re done, return the car to the same location where you picked it up.

As a member you get:

  • Access to Zipcars 24/7.
  • Discounted hourly rates for faculty, staff and students age 18 and older. Rates start at just $7.50/hour or $69/day.
  • Gas, insurance and maintenance are included for free!
  • Join for only $15 a year.

To learn more and get started today, visit zipcar.com/otiscollege!

Need more information?


Rideshare

Uber

Lyft

Sidecar

Take the Bus  

Los Angeles MTA offers a trip planner to help you find your way to many locations around the LA Metro area. 

All Otis students are eligible for a Metro TAP card.  See Instructions
This card cost $43.00 per month (45% of the regular monthly cost). 
TAP cards can be used for all buses and trains in Los Angeles. 
To learn more about getting a TAP card, visit the Office of Student Activities in the lower level of Ahmanson Hall.

Local Bus
Santa Monica 3 (The Big Blue Bus)

*This bus information is subject to change. You should check with Big Blue Bus for more information.

Use LA Metro

Download the Metro app
 

Call A Taxi

Yellow Cab Co.  – Los Angeles

LA Checker Cab

Independent Cab Co.
 

Walk or Ride a Bike

There are plenty of places near Otis that can be reached by foot or by bicycle. 

Bike Rental in Marina Del Rey

Spokes-N-Stuff

Local public transportation app. for Veterans and all students

Vets Go 511

Hopstop (local transit directions throughout the United States)

Hopstop

 

 

 

 

 

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