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Announcing the Infinite Improvisation Podcast!
As part of World Creativity & Innovation Day, I am excited to announce the launch of my newest collaboration, the Infinite Improvisation Podcast! Why improvising is more than something from nothing, and how creativity and collaboration can improve lives and save the world. Part discussion and part experiment, the show’s hosts American saxophonist Steve Treseler and Canadian poet/musician Lauren Best...
Becoming with music
  I create atmosphere with music, pressing play with anticipation and then as the music crescendos, I run and run and twirl! Twirl! The room streaks around me and the music spins me and carries me. Once the music starts, we are able to become so much more than we were before and my sister and friends have found this...
Is she hiding?
  I’ve known for a while that I’ve needed some updated photos for various “professional reasons”, and I asked someone for some help because I felt I needed to make it happen Now and I couldn’t do it Alone. We got some of those sort of photos too. This one though. I was drawn to this one right away. “That’s...
introductions in 2022: you see me and I see you
The following was originally posted to instagram, as part of the #artscapestoryteller #ruralcreatives challenge for the Rural Creatives Springboard. My name is Lauren Best. My pronouns are she/her. I live close enough to Georgian Bay to hear the boats, on the traditional territory of the Saugeen Ojibwe Nation. I’m a parent. I am a member of family and community. I...
Poet Laureate
I am almost without words (I’m sure that’s temporary). I am very fortunate and deeply appreciative of the opportunity to be Owen Sound’s next Poet Laureate. I am honoured, I am humbled, and I am so happy to have this opportunity. I’m excited. I’m excited for every little bit that adds up to more poetry in the lives of children, that...
Return To Online Orbit
Ohh, it’s good to be back. If my digital life was a film, this would cue a long and ceremonious return back to town, with a solemn yet feisty backing track and sunrise glinting on the dust I stirred with my journey as a changed individual returning to beloved lands. At least, that’s how I prefer to imagine it. I...
Sticker Collection - 12 Song Album by Lauren Best
Buy Sticker Collection - 12 Song Album by Lauren Best