Lisa Murphy-Lamb has a Bachelor of Education from the University of Calgary and a Masters of Education (Inclusive Education) from McGill University. She taught with the Calgary Board of Education, Bow Valley College, Mount Royal University as well she consulted privately. In Houston, Lisa became involved in Writers in the Schools (WITS), an organization that sends professional writers into Houston classrooms.
For five years, Lisa was the Director of WordsWorth Creative Writing Residency for Youth, a summer program for teen writers sponsored by the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. She mentors teen writers; is a founding member of the People’s Poetry Festival; an active member of the Writers in the School Alliance (WITSA); and a creative writing student at the University of Calgary. Currently she is director of Loft 112, a new creative space in the East Village.
Lisa Murphy-Lamb has published several articles in both Canada and the United States, an erotic short story, a nonfiction book which was banned from her youngest son’s classroom in Texas, and a piece for CBC Television. Experiencing and surviving Hurricane Ike in Houston, Texas was the subject for two photography exhibitions and her contribution to a photography and essay book.