Community Education Bios

Jerry Waxler

Jerry Waxler, M.S. has taught writing courses at NCC's Fowler Campus since 2011. He was a technical writer for 15 years before obtaining a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Villanova University. He has taught at many area writing groups, and is on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Writers Conference. He wrote three books about writing and has been blogging since 2007. His blog contains hundreds of essays, interviews and book reviews about reading and writing memoirs (Hundreds of Essays for Memoir Writers and Readers).

Jerry bases his creative nonfiction and memoir writing courses on the notion that life is more interesting to read when it incorporates storytelling elements such as scenes, character development and story arc. He also teaches psychological skills for writers, including methods to build confidence, pursue goals, and reach readers.

Book: Memoir Revolution: A Social Shift that Uses Your Story to Heal, Connect, and Inspire