Workshop in Mexico with Laurie Wagner + Andrea Scher!

Workshop in Mexico with Laurie Wagner + Andrea Scher!

Join us in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico January or March 2020! Great news! Andrea and I sold out our 2019 workshops in a hurry! So we decided to offer two different session dates for 2020! The dates for this workshop will be: January 5th – 10th, 2020 and March 15th-20th, 2020 If you’ve been following me for a while, you already know that San Miguel de Allende, Mexico is one of my favorite places in the entire world! It’s full of beauty and art, warm + friendly people and incredible architecture. It’s my favorite place in the world to collect color…. and is now my favorite place to bring a group! The city attracts artists and lovers of art because the light there is magic. It is that painterly sort of light that exists in a handful of places in the world and it always fills me with awe. It’s a place where you want to drink in the terracotta walls, walk for hours on the cobblestone streets and peek into hidden artist studios. It’s a place where you want to create.  My dear friend Andrea Scher and I are taking a small group of creative folks back to San Miguel this January and March 2020 (January 5th-10th, 2020 and March 15th-20th, 2020) We will be exploring, writing, storytelling, taking lots of photos and having one of the most creative and delicious adventures we’ve ever had! Our days will be a perfect blend of Wild Writing, creative photography exercises, storytelling and exploring this magical city together. We’ll learn from local artisans, take a food tour of the city (total foodie paradise!), take photo walks during...
Lyric Essay with Laurie Wagner + Sonya Lea!

Lyric Essay with Laurie Wagner + Sonya Lea!

The Lyric Essay Join Laurie Wagner and Sonya Lea on Whidbey Island WA Thursday, September 5 – Sunday, September 8, 2019 Please join me and my very dear friend, Sonya Lea, for a beautiful, restorative, nature filled weekend of writing and storytelling on Whidbey Island, WA. During this long weekend retreat we’ll focus on the lyric essay, the beautiful wild child of personal essay meets poetry meets your playlist. Inside the lyric essay there’s room for mythology, reflection, repetition, multiple perspectives, sensory details, music, and mathematical formulas. The lyric form has room for all the vocabularies of your particular experience. Imagine telling the story of your first love through the wisdom of Tarot cards. Consider telling a tale about an injustice using only the dialogue of strangers. What if you wrote the story of loss through the letters of the alphabet? We will learn new ways around a sentence, and interrogate what we have to risk in writing this essay. How can we push past pretty writing to sense what we have at stake in this work? How can we think more critically about what our work asks of us? Where might the lyric form show us what we stand for, even marry our words with our activism? In our four days together we will embrace experimentation, foster individual perspective, and encourage the growth of your creativity through writing prompts, discussion and reading. We’ll explore braided, collage, elegy, manifesto, and more as we allow your essayist to emerge, in everything that you already are, and perhaps also in newer, more dangerous truths. Details We will be staying at a...
The Unforgettable Deena Metzger

The Unforgettable Deena Metzger

 A Weekend Writing Retreat with the unforgettable Deena Metzger – Workshop Full – December 6 – December 8, 2019 (Alameda, CA) 7pm – 9:30pm Friday, December 6 9:30am – 6pm Saturday, December 7 9:30am – 6pm Sunday, December 8 “To follow Story is to understand the path of healing. Each of our stories is a universe. Each one of us is living a story. To discoverits shape and essence is essential to soul making.” It is with great pleasure that 27 Powers welcomes back writer, teacher and healer, Deena Metzger A poet, novelist, essayist, storyteller and medicine woman who has taught and counseled for over forty years, Deena has spent a lifetime investigating Story as a form of knowing and healing. As a writer, she asks: Who do we have to become to find the forms and sacred language with which to meet these times? Deena is a teacher’s teacher, and she’s been my mentor for 15 years. I wouldn’t be the writer or the teacher I am without her guidance. Writing with Deena is an unforgettable experience that leaves everyone who works with her changed. Whether you’re a new writer who is beginning to explore your stories and find a voice to tell them, or a more seasoned writer who wants to continue to unpeel the layers and go even deeper, this writing retreat will serve you. Through writing and discussion we will move into the layered worlds of our stories. We’ll discover new aspects of the story that we didn’t know existed. You will write all weekend, you will be witnessed, you will be heard and ultimately...
Workshop in Mexico with Laurie Wagner + Andrea Scher!

Workshop in Mexico with Laurie Wagner + Andrea Scher!

New dates for San Miguel de Allende! Hey Friends! Great news! Andrea and I sold out our January 2019 session in 48 hours! So we decided to add another session! The dates for this workshop will be March 17th-22th, 2019. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico is one of my favorite places in the world! It’s full of beauty and art, warm + friendly people and incredible architecture. It’s a place full of color and amazing food and the streets are full of life at night. Andrea and I had the pleasure of taking a group there this year to explore + learn + create and it was ah-mazing.) The city attracts artists and lovers of art because the light there is magic. It’s that painterly sort of light that exists in a handful of places in the world and it always fills me with awe. It’s a place where you want to drink in the terra cotta walls, walk for hours on the cobblestone streets and peek into hidden artist studios. It’s a place where you want to create. (And sit in chairs with wings!) My dear friend Andrea Scher and I are taking a small group of creative folks back to San Miguel in March 2019. (March 17th-22th, 2019 to be exact.) We will be exploring, writing, storytelling, taking lots of photos and having one of the most creative and delicious adventures we’ve ever had! Our days will be a perfect blend of Wild Writing, creative photography exercises, storytelling and exploring this magical city together. We’ll learn from local artisans, take a food tour of the city (total foodie paradise!), take photo...