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
5 Weeks of Wild Writing coming this May. It’s a shortie but goodie. If you’ve been curious about the classes and want to dip a toe into this rich work, 5 weeks may be perfect for you. See more here + get in touch ASAP as classes are filling.
Please join us for an Incredible afternoon of poetry with acclaimed poet + friend to 27 Powers, Alison Luterman, May 18, 4-6 around the fire. Alison will be reading from her new book, Desire Zoo. She is a wonderful writer whose poetry and prose can be found regularly in The Sun. This book knocks it out of the park – every poem astounding.
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 be 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. Four spots still available.