News

  • Writing Motherhood was released in paperback in May 2008, with a new reading group guide.
  • Writing Motherhood groups are popping up on the internet and across the continent—from Irvine, California, to Ontario, Canada.
  • Lisa was invited to talk about Writing Motherhood on ABC7 KGO-TV. Watch the video.
  • Forty mothers nationwide took part in the Silicon Valley Moms Blog recent book club event featuring Writing Motherhood. more. The book was highlighted in their 2008 Summer Essentials Buying Guide.
  • New York City moms can enroll in Writing Motherhood classes starting Fall 2008 at the new 92nd Street Y Tribeca location. More
  • Lisa is authoring an article for Citiscoop , the newsletter for Citibabes , an organization serving mothers and families in New York City.
  • Lisa will be the keynote speaker for the 60th annual convention of the California Council of Parent Participating Nursery Schools in March 2009. More

Mom Writer’s Literary Magazine

“As mom writers, many of us recognize the benefits that come with writing about our motherhood experiences. Now, award-winning writer and experienced educator Lisa Garrigues has created an invaluable resource for any mother, writer or not, to begin chronicling her own unique journey through motherhood.”
Stephanie McCarty, Cover Story, Fall 2007
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Writers Digest Book Club

"Lisa Garrigues' advice is encouraging and nurturing for women everywhere."
New and Notable Book, Summer 2007

BookPage

"While [Lisa Garrigues] encourages women to mine material from their early years as mothers...her focus is on giving women the sustained belief in themselves they will need 'to write at every stage of parenting.'"
Linda Stankard, Mother's Day Roundup, May 2007
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Orlando Sentinel

"I was intrigued by a book that arrived recently at Parent Place, called Writing Motherhood by Lisa Garrigues. The book's goal is to get moms to start writing - an exercise that will not only make them better writers, but by extension better moms."
Mary Ann Horne, Mommy Chronicles, April 23, 2007
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The Bergen Record

"Hidden away in a little white church on a hill in Upper Saddle River, 13 women write so intently that all you can hear is the scratching of their pens. All met in a writing class at the YWCA of Bergen County in Ridgewood. While their teacher, Lisa Garrigues, was finishing a new book on her methods called Writing Motherhood, they decided to keep meeting to practice that very craft."
Leslie Brody, Living, May 13, 2007
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Brooklyn Eagle

Many mothers wish they could just stop the clock for a few minutes each day to take stock. Lisa Garrigues' new book Writing Motherhood (Scribner) can help moms organize their thoughts and capture them within a special notebook, and all in just 15 minutes a day.
Mary Frost, Learning Curves, May 4, 2007
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The Ridgewood News

"At a recent book signing, [Lisa Garrigues'] students all donned orange, the color of her book cover. Her students have become so passionate about their teacher and the course [Writing Motherhood] that when class breaks for summer, several of the writing moms meet on their own, at a coffee shop, the library or a community center, and read aloud their mother pages. That kind of camaraderie is something Lisa encourages at the onset of each class and throughout her book."
Lucy Probert, People and Places, May 11, 2007

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