WILLIAM POWERS discusses and signs his book "TWELVE BY TWELVE"

William Powers 

Twelve by Twelve: A One-Room Cabin Off the Grid and Beyond the American Dream (New World Library)

Skylight welcomes writer and activist William Powers to discuss and sign his new memoir of off-the-grid living, Twelve by Twelve.

This event is being co-sponsored by Wildwoods Foundation, Green LA Coalition, CSA California, and Post Consumers. Thanks to these great organizations for their support!

William Powers hails from Long Island, NY and has worked for over a decade in development aid and conservation in Latin America, Africa, Washington, D.C., and Native North America. From 2002 to 2004 he managed the community components of a project in the Bolivian Amazon that won a 2003 prize for environmental innovation from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. His essays and commentaries on global issues have appeared in theNew York Times and the International Herald Tribune, and on National Public Radio. Mr. Powers has worked at the World Bank, and holds international relations degrees from Brown University and Georgetown's School of Foreign Service.  A 2004-2005 recipient of the Open Door Foundation for non-fiction, he is the author of the Liberia memoir Blue Clay People, the Bolivian memoir Whispering in the Giant's Ear and the memoir of living “off-the-grid” in a twelve-foot-square cabin Twelve by Twelve: A One-Room Cabin Off the Grid & Beyond the American Dream. He is currently based in New York City, and is freelance writer, speaker, and senior fellow at the World Policy Institute.


Event date: 
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
90027 Los Angeles