Lauren Best is a poet, musician, composer and creative living near Georgian Bay, on the territory of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation. Lauren brings arts engagement to people of all ages using interdisciplinary approaches as a facilitator, educator, creative coach, and performer. She was Owen Sound’s Poet Laureate (2017-2019) with a tenure focused on children. Songs from her self-produced album Sticker Collection (2011) have been heard coast to coast. Lauren’s poems are published in an anthology by Cannon Creek Press (Spike, Poems in the Tome of Pestilence), a 2008 lyric chapbook (Resound Re:Sound), and her first full length poetry book will be released in 2022.