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 on Oregon's north coast, on the tribal homelands of the Clatsop people, with her partner, Strand Sheldahl-Thomason. 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.



2021 Calendar


Poetry Workshop

Astoria Middle School / Virtual Event


Artist Residency

Sou'wester Lodge

February 20

Poems to Get Us Through: The Best of Pandemic Poetry

The Writer's Guild of Astoria, Oregon / Virtual Event / Register Here

April 7-28

The Rules & How to Break Them: Creative Writing for Grades 6-12

The Lafayette Writer's Studio / Virtual Event / Register Here

June 20-27

Reynolds Young Writers Workshop

Denison University / Application Available Here


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