About Me

Betsy Jackson 

I’m all about writing solo (+ with others) to feel less nutty.

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Writer of memoir, plays, and a blog, Scratching on Paper, my award-winning plays have been staged on both coasts. Pieces of Evelyn, won the NEPTA award for Best Original Play. My Mother Never Told Me won as part of the Santa Cruz Actors Theater Eight Tens @ 8 Festival. Two pieces (I Left Some Parts Out + Little Witch) from my memoir, Please No Life Stories were published by Paris Lit Up (2017 + 2019) Merci Beaucoup!

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In an earlier life, I joyfully taught second grade.

Note: Everyone I meet is a second grader @ heart.

These days I’m Professor of English at Northampton Community College (in Pennsylvania), teach workshops on Zoom, and happily live in California. ?☀️

• Check out my workshops, blog, + podcast.

• Drop me a note, I’ll write back.