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Monica Pasqual and the Handsome Brunettes

Monica Pasqual and the Handsome Brunettes 2015

27 Powers Welcomes you to the first House Concert of The Summer. Join us under the stars for a gorgeous night of music with Monica Pasqual and the Handsome Brunettes.


Telling True Stories

May 4 - June 5, 2015

Telling True Stories is for writers of every age from all around the world. It’s an invitation to bring your private observations + secret truths to life. To move through the world with a writer’s ears + eyes — as you channel the stories that are closest to your heart.


Wild Writing

May 4th - June 22nd

For 15 minutes we write as fast as we can, pen never leaving the page. By writing so quickly we are able to push past our inner critic and our ego and all the ways we stay trapped in looking good.

New on the Blog

The Intelligence is in the Room 

One of the things I’ve been lucky enough to do over here at 27 Powers is to bring gifted writers and teachers from all over the country to the house to teach. Over the years I’ve had writers such as Marie Howe, Ellen Bass, Tony Hoagland, Stephen Dunn, Deena Metzger, actress Ann Randolph, Dorianne Lux, Joe Millar and Philip Gerard. I bring them so that my community of writers can study with these remarkable people, and learn things that I can’t teach them. But I also bring these folks for myself, so I can keep learning, not only about writing,...

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The Doggy Dog Truth

Here’s the doggy dog truth. It’s Thursday night and for practically a whole week, when I haven’t been teaching – which I do every morning – or going to the gym for a run, I’ve been sitting in this chair in my living room trying to write a piece on family, which someone has asked me to write. I’ve come at it from every angle, trying to find a way in, a great first line or an anecdote. I thought I had it at one point, but two smart writer friends sent me back to the drawing board. It’s due...

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No Can-Can Do

A palm reader once told me that as a writer, I would never be as popular as Danielle Steel. “But,” he said, “ if I wanted to continue my navel gazing, I was free to.” I didn’t really mind that he put me and Danielle Steel in the same sentence, but the phrase “navel gazing,” did make me wince. Was that all I was doing? Was I not contributing anything? That was 15-years ago. It’s funny what you remember and what sticks over the years. The truth is, I do spend a good amount of time reflecting on my life,...

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