Otis College of Art and Design’s Visiting Writers Series Presents Nina Revoyr
September 25 @ 7:30 pm
Nina Revoyr is the author of six novels, including The Age of Dreaming, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Southland, a Los Angeles Times best seller and “Best Book” of 2003 and winner of the Lambda Literary Award in 2004; Wingshooters, which won an Indie Booksellers Choice Award and was selected by O, The Oprah Magazine as one of “10 Titles to Pick Up Now;” and most recently, A Student of History. An out lesbian, her work engages sexual identity and sexual orientation and ways people create community and family across racial and cultural lines. Mostly rooted in Los Angeles, her work explores inhabitants in the city’s margins and reflects a complex, multi-ethnic and ever-evolving L.A., with an eye to the connections and tensions that develop within it. Revoyr was a longtime executive vice president and chief operating officer of a nonprofit organization serving children affected by violence and poverty in Los Angeles. She now works in philanthropy, as part of an effort to improve economic mobility for low-income children and their families. She has been an Associate Faculty member at Antioch University, and a Visiting Professor at Cornell University, Occidental College, Pitzer College, and Pomona College.