Lauren Mallett (she/her/hers) is a poet, teacher, birth doula, and mushroom forager. She has lived and studied in Guanajuato and Xalapa, Mexico. Lauren taught dual-language immersion fifth grade in Richmond, California. She earned her MFA and was the Assistant Director of Creative Writing at Purdue University. Her poetry appears or is forthcoming in Poetry Northwest, Salamander, Passages North, Fugue, Tupelo Quarterly, and other journals. Lauren is a 2016, 2019, and 2020 Pushcart Prize nominee. She lives with her partner, Strand Sheldahl-Thomason, on the homelands of the Clatsop and Chinook tribes, also known as Oregon's north coast. Her upcoming offerings include Poems to Get Us Through: The Best of Pandemic Poetry, The Rules & How to Break Them: Creative Writing for Grades 6-12, and Reynolds Young Writers Workshop sessions.
Click below to read a selection of my writing published online.
Astoria Middle School / Virtual Event
April 7, 14, 21 & 28
The Rules & How to Break Them: Creative Writing for Grades 6-12
The Lafayette Writer's Studio / Virtual Event / Register Here
Poems to Get Us Through: The Best of Pandemic Poetry
The Writer's Guild of Astoria, Oregon / Virtual Event / Register Here
Reading Diane di Prima's LOBA
Soapstone, Inc. / Virtual Event