A native Oregonian, Lauren enjoys the local and state wide arts. She participates with local and professional ballet companies in the Willamette Valley. She studies piano and wishes to write her own songs one day. Family time is spent going to watch children's theatre in Portland. Lauren is an avid swimmer and competes each summer. She is the proud owner of a rescue Pekingese named Fuzzy.
Recognizing the need for poetry in our lives, the Oregon Poetic Voices Project (OPV) has begun to create a comprehensive digital archive of poetry readings that will complement existing print collections of poetry across the state.
"We each carry lines of poetry with us. Words that others have written float back to us and stay with us, indelibly. We clutch these "life lines" like totems, repeat them as mantras, and summon them for comfort and laughter."
-Academy of American Poets