Week 4

Creative Retreat

art + beauty around the fire
(IN PERSON) Alameda, CA

SEPTEMBER 11th & 12th, 2021
We will spend two delicious days Wild Writing, taking portraits, telling stories around the fire, eating delicious food and connecting (in real life!) with new friends.

your guides

Andrea Scher & Laurie Wagner

Week 4

Like you, we have been missing the joy of being together in real life!


  • The delight of clinking our glasses
  • Writing together at the same table
  • Making art in the sunshine
  • Sitting around the firepit at night telling stories
  • Eating delicious food
  • Making new friends.

It has been a wild year, but we made it.
We’re moving to the other side of things and we want to
celebrate with you 

September 11th and 12th, 2021

Here are the details:

WhenSaturday, September 11th and Sunday, September 12th, 2021

Where: Laurie’s house in Alameda, CA 

Who: Only 15 lucky peeps! Register below!

What: Part quilting bee, part family reunion with your favorite cousins, part gratitude ritual for being (well, mostly) on the other side. Art making, story spinning, connecting.

Cost: $595 – This includes all day Saturday (plus a special Saturday evening Storybowl gathering around the firepit) and all day Sunday. Catered lunch is provided both days + all the coffee, tea + snacks your heart desires. Plus, 15 of the most lovely humans you just met!

Covid measures: We will be following all covid safety protocols that are in place at the time of our retreat. We will wear masks if necessary. Vaccines are required to attend. Much of the workshop will take place in the sunshine, but since we’ll all be vaccinated, we believe we can safely be inside Laurie’s cozy house together.

Refund policy: If you need to cancel, you can do so by August 1st, 2021 to get a refund (minus a $100 non-refundable deposit)

NOTE: We reserve the right to cancel the workshop if necessary, due to natural disasters, pandemic, or any other reason. If we need to cancel, we will reschedule the workshop for as soon as possible.

By registering for this workshop, I am declaring that I have read all of the above and agree to all of the terms.

Where to stay? Any hotel in SF, Oakland or Alameda will be great. There are also some nice Airbnb’s in Alameda. We’re happy to send over some suggestions.

We promise: Deep connection, creative play + lots of laughter. We hope to have you!

Week 4

Retreat schedule

art + beauty around the fire
(IN PERSON) Alameda, CA


Weekend Schedule:

September 11-12, 2021

Saturday, 9am – 4pm (& Storybowl around the firepit from 7pm – 9pm)

Sunday, 9am – 4pm 


27 Powers Ct. Alameda CA 94051


Catered lunch is provided both days + all the coffee, tea + snacks your heart desires.

Week 4

Register here

Live in Alameda CA
September 11-12, 2021


Have questions? Get in touch with Laurie: laurie@27powers.org

It’s an experience that will stay with you

Laurie and Andrea are each wonderful teachers of their crafts, but also curators of a great group experience. They always draw in a magical mix of people, and create a beautiful retreat container. It’s an experience that will stay with you and keep on working with you after you’ve left. Go, and enjoy! – Lynne Mixson

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