Vlada Teper is a poet and writer, teacher and learner.
Fluent in Spanish, Russian and English, Vlada finds that each language, just like each culture, carries its own wisdom. Each language offers its own ways of being and knowing.
In her writing, Vlada is interested in the nuance and complexity of what is. Her writing explores the many facets of identity, the magic of relationships, and different journeys to self connection and wholeness. She loves empowering her students to find their voices and stories.
With MAs in English and Education from Stanford University, Vlada is The Community of Writers alum. Formerly a Fulbright Scholar in Russia, Vlada is an 826 Valencia Teacher of the Month Award winner and the Founder and ED of Inspiring Multicultural Understanding, a multicultural leadership program for immigrant youth.
She is a writing coach for youth and adults and teaches personal statement writing to college applicants.
Vlada is currently working on a Memoir.
A Powerful Evening
The Words on War Event on May 4, part of the Bay Area Book Festival Prologue 2023, was a special evening. Thank you to DecoDance Bar for hosting this reading. So powerful to come together as community across genres and backgrounds. An honor to read with so many talented authors, including Andrey Kurkov, a Ukrainian author, of over 20 novels and 10 books for children.