Welcome to 27 Powers
the Creative Community
hosted by me, Laurie Wagner
A published writer for over 25 years, and a teacher to thousands of students, I offer weekly writing classes in the Northern California Bay Area for beginning and well-seasoned women writers who gather in Alameda and in Berkeley. I also offer creative writing classes online through my e-course Telling True Stories, as well as daily writing prompts delivered to your inbox through 27 Days. You can also find my creative writing classes at writers.com.
I produce the 27 Powers Traveling Writer Series, which brings world-class poets and writers – like Ellen Bass, Tony Hoagland, Stephen Dunn, Marie Howe, Dorianne Laux, Joe Millar, Deena Metzger, Jen Louden, Alexandra Franzen, Andrea Scher and Philip Gerard – to the San Francisco Bay Area to teach, converse and tell stories.
27 Powers rides on one fierce belief: when we put the truth into words, life swings into focus.
And before too long, telling the truth becomes an unstoppable impulse — an internal river of confidence, clarity and freedom.
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Upcoming Classes and News
Telling True Stories – my 5-week online writing course starts on March 3. I make writing accessible by inviting you into a world where you get to drop everything you think good writing is about, get out of your own way and relax into your native tongue. I believe that’s where the best writing lives. Love to have you join me. Find out more here.
House Concert with Quiles + Cloud – Sunday evening, March 9th, 5-7pm Please join us for an out of this world house concert with some of our favorite musicians on the planet, the wildly talented, Maria Quiles and Rory Cloud. They have a Kickstarter campaign going to raise funds to complete their next album, and what a better way to support them than to donate to their cause, and get yourself a seat at the show!
Please contribute $15, $25, or more, on Kickstarter and RSVP (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you can join us. https://
40 Days and 40 Nights - the class I teach through writers.com starts again on March 3. 40 writing assignments 10 weeks. A true writing practice if I ever saw one. Our motto is: Don’t ask yourself if your stuff sucks. Don’t ask yourself if you’re a writer. Ask yourself whether you’ve written today. Join us.
Incredible night of poetry with acclaimed poet + friend to 27 Powers, Ellen Bass, March 21, 7-9pm. Love to have you join us to hear Ellen read from her new book, Like a Beggar. She is amazing. Learn more here.
Opening the Creative Channel : A 4-day retreat in the Napa Valley with Andrea Scher and Laurie Wagner June 8 – 12, 2014 This is going to luscious and Andrea and I are totally psyched to work together again Writing. Painting. Photography. The Napa Valley. Nia. The best food you’ll ever eat and local wines to die for. A few spots still available.
New on the blog, Telling The Truth As You Understand It