Join us for a special evening as students from Otis College or Art and Design's Graduate Writing Program share their poetry and prose.
California native, Sarah Daniele Dickerson is a writer whose biggest influences are Joan Didion, Kendrick Lamar, Frida Kahlo, and Angela Davis. After earning an MFA she intends to spend a year creating and exploring all manner of internal and external wilderness. She is the editor-in-chief of Revel Empire, a digital publication founded on a belief in collaborative creativity as a revolutionary act, and her audio/chapbook “Invisibly Wounded Adult-Sized Children” will be released digitally and in print this summer.
A writer from Los Angeles, Justin Evans is forever fretting and fussing. He writes mainly prose and has a very large nose. That immigrant old fellow Justin has been published in journals like Bird's Thumb, the Point and SMR. He prefers walking to cars. His first novel he is just now redrafting.
Eunice Kim received her MFA from Otis College of Art and Design and her BA from Amherst College. In her free time she likes playing jazz, making jewelry, and creating art out of anything recycled. A New York native, she is currently living in Los Angeles with her pet turtle Soren who is about ten years older than she is. Together they have produced writing that strives for a balance of spirituality and melodrama.
Taylor McDaniel grew up in Louisiana, where he earned his B.A. in English from Louisiana State University. His poetry has appeared in Vitrine: a printed museum and Smoking Glue Gun magazine, among others, and is forthcoming in Bat City Review. Taylor is currently an MFA writing candidate at Otis College of Art and Design.
Sean Pessin has lived in Los Angeles for his whole life. He earned his B.A. and M.A. in English at CSUN, and will complete his M.F.A. in writing at Otis College. His work is always strange and queer, and has appeared in Used Gravitrons, The Sigma Tau Rectangle, The New Short Fiction Series, and Interfictions Online.
Tess Satsuma is writing a novel about Waikiki. She is influenced by movie soundtracks, water, disaster predictions and bus travel.