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Open Mic Featuring Stephen Willems

October 26, 2011

Terpoets hosted an open mic on October 11th that featured poet, Stephen Willems. “I thought [the night] was really fun,” said audience member, Becca Arsham. “I liked that there was a diverse group of performers, like a comedian, singers, and poets. There were also a bunch of new performers, which was great!”

After the open mic, Stephen Willems took the stage. Tyler Kutner, one of the Jimenez-Porter Writers’ House students said of Willems, “He’s embraced that unpredictable spark of showmanship I think too many poets shy away from or over emphasize. Every sound, word, and movement felt natural. I’m glad he brought us along for the ride.”


Sage Francis – TOMORROW night! (10/27)

October 26, 2011

FREE & open to the public. Space is limited and on a first come first-serve basis. This event will be held in Hoff Theater in Stamp Student Union. Doors open at 7!

Hosted by Jonathan B. Tucker, Terpoets co-founder and coach of the DC Youth Slam Team, with DJ Black Santa (

This event is generously funded by Terpoets, the Hoff Funding Board, the SEE Review Board, EUA and the Pepsi Fund for Campus enhancement.


2 Hour Open Mic

October 21, 2011

For our second event, Terpoets and The Love Movement co-hosted an open mic as part of Radical Rush Week. The open mic was two hours packed with the poetry and musical talents of UMD students.

“Welcome Back” Open mic featuring Eva Freeman

August 30, 2011
September 6
Dorchester Basement Lounge
One hour open mic followed by a brief intermission and then reading by Eva Freeman. The open mic list will beavailable at 6:45 pm and sign ups are on a first come, first served basis.
Eva Freeman grew up in a small town outside of Boston and lived with her family at age ten on a Greek island two hours off the coast of Athens. During that year, her father’s sabbatical, she attended a local school and learned to read and write Greek with first graders. She majored in English at Yale and after graduation spent nine years in network news production at ABC News in New York. She is pursuing her MFA degree in fiction and is the coordinator of the Writers Here and Now Program.Questions:

Planning Meeting

May 9, 2011

Terpoets will be having an open board meeting tomorrow afternoon @ 4:00PM in Dorchester Hall Basement Lounge, all are welcome to attend.

Public Speaking feat. Fran Lebowitz

May 9, 2011

In Person: author Fran Lebowitz!

“Enormously enjoyable and perceptive. … Perfectly captures the pleasure Lebowitz takes in observing the world while subtly revealing the crippling dimensions of perfectionism, the outsize ego it requires to achieve a certain kind of creative failure.” – The New York Times

Wise, brilliant and funny, Fran Lebowitz hit the New York literary scene in the early ’70s when Andy Warhol hired her to write a column for Interview magazine. Today, she’s an acclaimed author with legions of fans who adore her acerbic wit. Director Martin Scorsese, displaying the energetic style of his early documentaries, captures the author in conversation at New York’s Waverly Inn, in an onstage discussion with longtime friend Toni Morrison, and on the streets of New York City. Lebowitz offers insights on timely issues such as gender, race and gay rights, as well as her pet peeves, including celebrity culture, smoking bans, tourists and strollers. A Rialto Pictures Release.

DIR/PROD Martin Scorsese; PROD Margaret Bodde, Graydon Carter, Fran Lebowitz. US, 2010, color, 85 min. NOT RATED

Thu, May 12, 7:00

Tickets $15 General Admission/$12 AFI Members

(Accessible via ShuttleUM)

Open Mic April 19th

April 17, 2011

National Poetry Month is going absolutely swell. Blogging every minute of it has been much easier said than done but, whatever. Come hang with us @ our open mic on Tuesday (7pm, Dorchester basement lounge) and we’ll TELL you what we’ve been up to in person.