Welcome to 27 powers, the creative writing 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 and in the fall of 2013 Straw into Gold.
I also 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 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
New on the blog: Messy, Gorgeous Process.
Telling True Stories - my 5-week writing eCourse starts June 17th! 20 Writing Assignments, 5 Writing Lessons, Lots of community, Audio Interviews with Writers and Lots of Love. If you’re ready to put your words on the page.
Altered Books Workshop with Laurie Wagner and Stephanie Williamson. Saturday June 29th, 10-5 in Oakland. Space limited – come make these beautiful books with us!
Spit & Polish: A Weekend of Wild Words for Women Who Want to Write Stories that Get to the Heart of What Matters. With Jen Louden & Laurie Wagner September 13-15 2013 Space Limited – join us!
New: 27 Days: Writing Prompts to Grow Your Superpowers! Daily writing prompts in your inbox for 27 days. Writing is a practice. Start here. It’s also the easiest way to play with me.