Poetry Reading at Barnes & Noble

Posted January 27, 2014 & filed under Notebook.

Join us in celebrating WITS writer Carmen Jacobsen, who will read from her first book of poems, Saudade, on Tuesday, January 28th, at 7:30 PM!

images4th Tuesday Poetry Reading Series Presents:
Carmen Erna Jacobsen
Jan 28, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Webster Barnes & Noble, 1029 W. Bay Area Blvd. at I-45

See press release below for more information:

Carmen Erna Jacobsen was born in Kansas City, Missouri. When she was 4 years old her family moved to Mexico City, where she was raised. Carmen worked for a private English school teaching English-as-a-Second Language to pay her way through medical school. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Sciences at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in1987.

Carmen writes non-fiction and poetry. She has set up musical plays for a Montessori school at the Bayou Theater at UH Clear Lake and directed a small Ballet Folklorico group named “Aztlan”, where children combined poetry with the Mexican zapateado. She is a Creative Writing Teacher for WITS – Writers in the Schools and a teacher for DPISD. She was an Education writer who did research and wrote articles related to the K-12 public school system for The Rice Entrepreneurship Educational Program Blog.

Carmen is presenting her first completed book on poems called, “Saudade.” It is a collection of poems about how ephemeral human life and relationships can be–a sense of melancholy divided into three time chapters, longings from things in the past, its yearnings into the present and its transcendence into the future.

Please support the arts on the Texas Gulf Coast and join us for an evening of great poetry.

Where Are We Now: Carmen Jacobsen

Posted May 21, 2012 & filed under Notebook.

WITS writer Carmen Erna Jacobsen will read at the Webster Barnes & Noble, 1029 W. Bay Area Blvd. at I-45 on May 22, 2012 ~7:30 PM.

Here is the information from the reading series:

Carmen Erna Jacobsen was born in Kansas City, Missouri. When she was 4 years old her family moved to Mexico City, where she was raised. Carmen worked for a private English school teaching English-as-a-Second Language to pay her way through medical school. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Sciences at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in1987.

Carmen writes non-fiction and poetry. She has set up musical plays for a Montessori school at the Bayou Theater at UH Clear Lake and directed a small Ballet Folklorico group named “Aztlan”, where children combined poetry with the Mexican zapateado. A Creative Writing Teacher for WITS – Writers in the Schools, she is also an Education writer who does research and writes articles related to the K-12 public school system for The Rice Entrepreneurship Educational Program Blog. http://reepblog.com/welcome-to-the-reep-blog/ She also works with DPISD and The Hua Xia Chinese School as a writing teacher for 2nd to 5th grade students.