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Our first event of the semester!

September 4, 2010
by terpoets
First open mic of the semester feat. author Maud Casey & MFA Student/ Creative writing instructor Jacqueline Orlando.

September 14th, 2010
7pm, Dorchester basement lounge
Maud Casey lives in Washington, D.C. She is an Associate Professor of English and teaches in the MFA Creative Writing Program at the University of Maryland. She also teaches in the low-residency MFA Program at Warren Wilson and was a faculty member at the Breadloaf Writers Conference in 2009. She is the author of …two novels, The Shape of Things to Come, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and Genealogy, a New York Times Editor’s Choice Book, and a collection of stories, Drastic. She has received international fellowships from the Fundacion Valparaiso and the Hawthornden International Retreat for Writers, and is the recipient of the 2008 Calvino Prize and a 2008-2009 DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artist Fellowship.

Jacqueline Orlando lives in Greenbelt, MD. She is a third-year MFA candidate in fiction creative writing at the University of Maryland. She currently teaches an undergraduate beginning fiction workshop at Maryland, and is working on her thesis, a collection of short stories titled, “Midtown Holding Pattern.”

Please invite your friends! All are welcome

Hello world!

May 13, 2010
by terpoets

Thank you to all of you that helped make this a great year for Terpoets whether it was through back-breaking labor and dedication (Jenna, Henry, Dan, and the rest of the outgoing board) or simply by attending one of our events. Also, thank you to our many co-sponsors that helped us provide exciting and informative programming this semester (SEE, SARPP, Help Center, Pride Alliance to name a few). And to the residents of Dorchester hall. And very importantly, to our faculty sponsor Johnna Schmidt (jmschmid@umd.edu)!

At our last open mic, we elected the new Terpoets board whose names and positions I’ve included at the bottom of this message should you guys wish to forward any questions or ideas to them (now is a great time while we’re planning for next year…who would YOU like to see at Terpoets?).

Our wordpress site is under construction, as you can see —I’d like to link to student poetry/writing blogs or post individual pieces so, please send me a message if you’d be interested in that. For those of you that didn’t make it out to any of our events this semester, I hope to see you next year at one of our open mics. Open being the key word. Always.

Best,
Jihan

2010-2011 Board

Ben Simon-President
bsimon@umd.edu

Jihan Asher- Vice President
jasher12@umd.edu

Rachel An
nielenon@gmail.com

Grace Toulotte- Graphic Designer
gracetoulotte@gmail.com