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Quiles & Cloud – House Concert

Saturday, January 31 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Please join us for some of the sweetest, most gorgeous, down home, folk music you'll ever hear.

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Trixie & Lulu’s School of Writin’

Trixie & Lulu's School of Writin'

This is not your mother's writing workshop! We aren't going to sugar-coat it and tell you the work's gonna be easy. Nope, we're gonna root around in the muck because that's where the gold is, and you know it!

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Dream Books with Mark Wangberg

Daily, Feburary 7 – 8 9:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Come spend the weekend making dream books with master book maker, Mark Wangberg.


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A Calm, Open Walk Through a Dark & Tangled Mess

For the last couple of weeks I’ve been gearing up for Four Uninterrupted Days of Writing, the four-day workshop I’m running here at 27 Powers with the inimitable Jen Louden. 17 brave souls showed up here this morning and mostly what I’ve been thinking about for these last couple of weeks is how to serve them. Of course Jen and I have writing lessons and hand-outs. We’ve got tips, tricks and tools, and even a get up and shake your booty sound track so the writers can get out of their heads and move a little blood. We’ll have coffee...

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How To Get Your Writing Mojo On

Dear Writers and Creative Friends, If I’m about anything, it’s helping writers to take the lead out and get some ink on the page. I’m a process person – I believe Mo is Bettah when it comes to writing – which is to say, let’s get a lot of words on the page so that eventually, good golly, a story will emerge. It’s kind of like that joke about walking into a room full of horse shit. There’s got to be a pony around here somewhere. That’s what I mean when I encourage people to write as poorly as possible. What...

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Anything Worth Doing is Worth Doing Badly

“I’m nervous,” my Cousin Tom said as I greeted him in front of the synagogue in Boulder, Colorado last week. We were walking into my nephew Jonah’s Bar Mitzvah, and Tom, a rabbi who was visiting from Tucson – a man who can, incidentally do a headstand at the snap of a finger – even in full suit and tie – and who did do a headstand on the grass after the service – was going to be chanting a Hebrew Torah portion in the ceremony that morning. “Why are you nervous?” I asked. “This is what you do, this...

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