News and Appearances


RUTHIE’S TOWN by Lisa Lipkind Leibow is a 2017 Novel Finalist Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society’s William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition!

Merit-based Grant and Residency at Vermont Studio Center, February 2017

Winner Pitchapalooza-DC



“Landslide: Part One,” CommuterLit

“Landslide: Part Two,” CommuterLit

NoVA Bards Anthology 2015

Mulberry Fork Review, July 2015

Novel Excerpt, Penn Union, Spring 2014

Waiting on the American Dream, Sand Hill Review 2012

House on Narcissus Street, Eleven Eleven

Publication in Folly (forthcoming)

“Coming of Age, Again” Rougarou, Volume 8, Issue 2

Persian New Year, Diverse Voices Quarterly, Vol. 2, Issue 6, Summer 2010

Forbidden Passion, 2010 Sanskrit Literary Arts Magazine

Double Out and Back, a novel Red Rose Publishing 2009

Lessons from a Squirrel, Pisgah Review Winter 2009



The Instant, February 2011 Spark Round 11

The Black Dog, October 2010 Spark Round 10

The End of the American Elephant, May 2010 Spark Round 8

Shoshanna by Lisa Lipkind Leibow, February 2010 Spark Round 7


West End Library, DC Public Library — Weekly Shut Up & Write Organizer, Ongoing: Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m., RSVP via

JCCNV – One Day Fiction Craft Talk, Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 from 10-12To register, Call JCC of Northern Virginia at 703.323.0880

GWU – PSLX 6294, Lead Instructor, Independent Study, Fall 2018, Spring 2019

NVCC – Annandale, 16 Weeks, ENG 112, College Composition II, Hybrid, Mondays, 11:00 AM 12:15 PM, 8/27-12/18/18

NVCC – Annandale, 14 Weeks, Intro to the Short Story ENG 236, Fridays, 11:00 AM 2:05 PM, 9/7-12/18/18

NVCC – Annandale, 16 Weeks, ENG 125, Intro to Literature, Tuesdays, 12:30-1:45 1/10-5/8/18

NVCC – Annandale, 14 Weeks, ENG 211, Creative Writing I, Wednesdays, 4:00-7:05 pm 1/24-5/8/18

Vienna Community Center – Intro to Fiction, Mondays, 11-noon, 2/5-3/19/18

UUC Church location – Creative Writing Workshop, Mondays, 7-9 pm, 4/2-5/7/18

The Writer’s Center, Bethesda, MD – One-Day Workshop, Thursday, 4/5/18, 7-9:30 pm

JCCNV – One Day Fiction Craft Talk, Sunday, 4/29/18 10-noon – To register, Call JCC of Northern Virginia at 703.323.0880

JCC of Northern Virginia, Fiction Writer’s Workshop, Fall 2107

Johns Hopkins University, Writing the Novel Workshop, Spring 2016

Northern Virginia Community College, Intro to Poetry, Composition I, Composition II, Fall 2013-Present

University of Maryland University College WRTG 394, Advanced Business Writing, 2014-16

JCC of Northern Virginia, Fiction Writer’s Toolkit, Fall 2016


Washington Writers Conference, May  11-12, 2019

AWP, March 27-30, 2019 Portland, Oregon

Baltimore Book Festival, 2018

Gaithersburg Book Festival, May 19th, 10:15am at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Pavilion

Books Alive! Washington Writers Conference, May 4-5, 2018

Words & Music Festival, William Faulkner Society FINALIST, December 2017

Books Alive! Washington Writers Conference 2017

Writers Digest Annual Conference 2016

AWP 2017, Washington, DC






Lisa’s Blogs and Columns

Check out Lisa’s Book Beat column in Viva Tyson’s Magazine

Lisa Leibow’s Fodder for Fiction

Founding Author, Roses of Prose Group Blog


February 2017

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

January 2017

Writer’s Resist/Split the Rock, Busboys & Poets, Washington, DC

October 25, 2015

Poetry Reading, Patrick Henry Library, Vienna, VA

October 3, 2015

NoVA Bards Book Launch and Reading

June 2014

Special Event, Reading at Busboys & Poets, Shirlington, VA

May 2014

Thesis Reading – Johns Hopkins University M.A. Writing Program

January 2014

Reading at Vermont Studio Center

September 15, 2012, 1-3 p.m. 

Meet and Greet the Authors at Barnes and Noble

Spectrum Center
1851 Fountain Drive
Reston, VA 20190


January 9, 2012, 7-9 p.m.

Featured Reader at the Epicure Cafe’s Beatniks and Butterflies Open Mic Night

May 5, 2011

Reading-is-Sexy Kindle Party! The Soundry, Vienna, VA. Queue u-stream video to 3:05 to view Lisa’s reading!

February 10, 2011

Target Gallery, 7 p.m. Spoken Word Performance. Come here stories inspired by the Mixing Bowl exhibit.

February 3, 2011

Reading-is-Sexy Kindle Party! The Soundry, Vienna, VA, 7 p.m.

January 29, 2011

Spoken Word Performance, Book Signing and Sale at Art Carnage at the Soundry in Vienna, VA, 8 p.m. – midnight

November 4, 2010

Pitchapalooza-DC Winner, Borders Books Bailey’s Crossroads

October 30, 2010

Verbal Assault at the Soundry

September 11, 2010, 1:30 p.m.

Reading at the Target Gallery’s Systems Failure Exhibit, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA

Click here for video of Lisa’s Spoken Word Performance.

October 11-17, 2010

Muse On-Line Writers Conference


June 22, 2010

Interview at Molly’s Musings

May 1, 2010

Reading Day Appearance, Book Signing & Sale

Valley Mall in Hagerstown

April 19, 2010

Spotlight on At Your Fingertips

April 8, 2010

Reading at Target Gallery


Featured Author Spash in AWH Magazine

March 24, 2010 11 p.m.

Listen to a podcast of Lisa’s March 24th interview on  The Literary Goddess Blog Talk Radio

March 19-21, 2010

Silken Sands Writer’s Conference

Pensacola, FL

Workshop Instructor and Booksigning

March 10, 2010, 4-8 pm EST

SPECIAL PROMOTION AND CONTEST: For a limited time March 10, 2010 4 – 8 PM EST— visit LaConnie Taylor-Jones’ website – – to purchase a copy of IF I WERE YOUR WOMAN and  use my promotional code name (LISA) to receive a download of my latest ebook, DOUBLE OUT AND BACK, absolutely FREE! In addition to receiving a FREE download of my book, your  purchase enters you in a drawing for a FREE Amazon Kindle to be given away on Saturday, March 13, 2010 @ 12 NOON PST/2 PM CST/ 3 PM EST via LaConnie’s official blog website at


March 9, 2010

Interview on Writers and Authors

March 7, 2010

First Turning Point Reviews Video Trailer for Double Out and Back

March 5, 2010

Interview on At Your Fingertips

February 17-27 Participate in Spark! Round 7

See the inspiration piece by Amy Souza and my Response Piece

February 25, 2010

Visit me on Kat’s Blog!

February 19, 2010, 8:30 p.m.ET Introducing Writers on BlogTalkRadio

February 15, 2010 9:30 p.m.ET

All Romance eBooks What’s Hot in Romance! on Blog Talk Radio

February 5, 2010

Interviewed by Mandy The Bookworm

January 18-20

Series of Guest Posts on Life in the First Draft

January 2010

GWU Cable Alumni in the Arts

December 2009

Trish Silver’s Spotlight on New Authors

November/December 2009

Featured in VivaTysons! Magazine, Nov/Dec 2009 Issue, p. 50 available at Metro Station and other retail outlets in Northern Virginia. Check out the on-line version at

November 29, 2009

RRP Authors BlogTalkRadio

September 2009 Double Out and Back Virtual Book Tour

Sept. 1       Zensanity
Sept. 2       The Fantasy Pages
Sept. 3       Book Madness
Sept. 4       Chatel’s Village Daily News
Sept. 4       Kim’s Kitchen

Sept. 4       Book Tours and More
Sept. 7      As the Pages Turn

Sept. 7      The Plot

Sept. 8      The Plot

Sept. 9      The Writer’s Life
Sept. 10    Divine Caroline

Sept. 10    Red Rose Publishing

Sept. 10    A Book and a Chat BlogTalkRadio
Sept. 11    Café of Dreams

Sept. 14    The Book Connection

Sept. 15    Home Sweet Home

Sept. 16    A Journey of Books

Sept. 17    A Journey of Books

Sept. 17    In My Youth
Sept. 18    A Journey of Books

Sept. 21    Top 5

Sept. 21    You Gotta Read Guest

Sept. 22    The Hot Author Report

Sept. 23    The Hot Author Report

Sept. 24    The Hot Author Report

Sept. 24    Roses of Prose

Sept. 25    Paperback Writer

September 12, 2009

Borders Books
1Crossgates Mall Road
Crossgates Mall
Albany, NY 12203