Lauren Klassen is the 4th Youth Poet Laureate of Saskatchewan.
From the Saskatchewan Writer's Guild website:
The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild is delighted to announce Lauren (Lo) Klassen as the 4th Youth Poet Laureate of Saskatchewan. Lauren's term will begin August 1, 2022 and continue until July 31, 2023.
The Saskatchewan Youth Poet Laureate celebrates Saskatchewan—its people, spirit, and land—through the literary arts, and act as an ambassador and champion of poetry and writing. Their commitment to writing, passion for poetry, and community engagement through their position raises awareness of the power of poetry and engages all residents in the written and spoken word.
Lauren is a community-based educator and poet living on Treaty Six territory. Her artistic work often reflects themes “twenty-somethings” like herself encounter through vulnerability and humor. She is one of the organizers of the youth poetry collective Write Out Loud and she works as a teacher in Saskatoon. In her six years of performing, Lo has had the privilege of performing at the national festival Voices of Today in Toronto for 2017, 2018, 2019. Her poetry has been published in the Sheaf University of Saskatchewan paper and in a national chapbook. She has had the pleasure of opening for Shane Koyczan.