About me

Lara Lillibridge sings off-beat and dances off-key.  She writes a lot, and sometimes even likes how it turns out

She is the author of  two memoirs, Mama, Mama, Only Mama: An Irreverent Guide for the Newly Single Parent—from Divorce and Dating to Cooking and Crafting, All While Raising the Kids and Maintaining Your Own Sanity (Sort Of) and Girlish: Growing Up in a Lesbian Home Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalist 

Lara co-edited an anthology with Andrea Fekete entitled Feminine Rising: Voices of Power and Invisibility (Cynren Press, 2019).

Lara Lillibridge is a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College’s MFA program in Creative Nonfiction.  In 2016 she won Slippery Elm Literary Journal’s Prose Contest, and The American Literary Review's Contest in Nonfiction. She also was a finalist in both Black Warrior Review’s Nonfiction Contest and DisQuiet’s Literary Prize in Creative Nonfiction

She is a member of the reading panel for Hippocampus Magazine and was awarded their Literary Citizen of the Year for 2019. Lara  judged AWP's Intro Journals Project for 2019 and was recently selected as a mentor for their Writer to Writer program. 

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Listen to an interview with Lara on Ideastream, Cleveland's NPR affiliate  (At around 36:40) or watch her interview on WXXI



Upcoming Events: 

READ WRITE LOCAL Avon Lake Library Nov. 9, 2019 10m-4pm. 


Past Events:

Kent State Book Festival October 5, 2019 11 am-3 pm. 

Beyond the Book Jacket August 21, 2019 7:00 pm. Cleveland Public Library Brooklyn Branch

Joint reading with Ruth Hanford Morhard, author of Mrs. Mohard and the Boys. September 5, 2019, 7pm, Lakewood Public Library 

Speaker, HippoCamp: Hippocampus Magazine's Creative Nonfiction Conference  August 23-25, 2019

Mothers Who Write Panel, June 27, 2019, 7:00pm. Belmont Books  79 Leonard Street, Belmont, MA 02478

A Reading from Feminine Rising  July 11, 2019 7:00 pm, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Loar Hall. 

Book Release Party and Celebration of Mothers Who Write, May 10, 2019, 7:30pm. Visible Voice Books, 2258 Professor Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113

Moms Night Out: Literary Edition May 18, 2019, 6:30 pm. Gathering Volumes Bookstore, Perrysburg, Ohio

Lakewood Public Library's Meet the Author Series, January 31, 2019 at 7:00 pm. Lakewood, Ohio.

Kent State University Bookstore Book Festival October 19, 2018 12:00-1:00 pm, Kent, Ohio

HippoCamp 2018 Presentation with Amy Fish: The Humor Makeover: How to Take Your Exisiting Work and Make it Funny  August 25, 2018 Lancaster, PA

Joint Reading with Mary Imo Stike, WVWC Visiting Writer Series. July 7, 2018, 7pm. Buckhanon, WV 

Lit Cleveland at Pride in the CLE Festival Saturday, June 2 at 12 PM - 6 PM

Joint reading at Gathering Volumes Bookstore, Perrysburg, Ohio Saturday, June 23rd 4:00 pm

Joint reading with Jennifer Brown, Amy Poeppel, Abby Fabiaschi, and Crystal KingMay 9, 2018 7pm at Belmont Books. Belmont, MA

Reading at LitCleveland's Spring Mixer April 25, 2018 6:30pm - 9:00pm Nighttown's Secret Garden Patio, Cleveland

Book Release and Reading, April 6, 2018 Visible Voice Books, Cleveland, Ohio 

Book Release and Signing, April 3, 2018 Writers and Books, Rochester, NY

HippoCamp 2017 September 8-10, 2017

Lara is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and of  Moving Forewordsa memoir writers collective that celebrates perseverance through the telling of true personal stories.

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