Elizabeth Gilbert has had an extraordinary journey: first an award-winning magazine journalist, she began her career writing for Harper's Bazaar, Spin, The New York Times Magazine and GQ. She was a three-time finalist for the National Magazine Award, and an article she wrote in GQ about her experiences bartending became the basis for the movie Coyote Ugly. She published several books before Eat Pray Love, including a short story collection Pilgrims, a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway award and a book that moved Annie Proulx to call her “a young writer of incandescent talent”; Stern Men, a New York Times Notable Book; and The Last American Man, which was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Eat Pray Love launched Gilbert into another stratosphere altogether, making her one of the most iconic and beloved writers of our time. Now with more than 10 million copies sold worldwide, Eat Pray Love has been translated into over 30 languages and made into a feature film, and Time magazine named Gilbert one of the 100 most influential people in the world. In the decade since Eat Pray Love was published, people worldwide have sought further advice from Gilbert on how to lead a bold and creative life.
Out of this decade of investigating the source of creativity and courage in her own life, Gilbert has now written a transformative nonfiction treatise on creativity: BIG MAGIC: Creative Living Beyond Fear (Riverhead Books). We are thrilled that she will join us to speak about this book for what promises to be a night of BIG MAGIC for all of us and is presented in collaboration with our locally-based, independently-owned BOOKS & BOOKS.
Tickets are now available for what promises to be a very memorable evening, delivered with all the humor, big-heartedness, wild vulnerability and wisdom that have already won Gilbert millions of devoted fans. Dig deep into creative process and find out where inspiration comes from, how ideas form and grow, and most importantly how to overcome the fears and suffering that inevitably arise when we push at boundaries and take a leap into the unknown.
Tickets are $30 and include a signed copy of Big Magic. All books for this event have been pre-signed by Ms. Gilbert, and will be distributed in the lobby of the Knight Concert Hall upon entry, on the evening of October 19, 2015, just prior to the performance. There will not be a book signing to follow her presentation. Instead, you are invited to walk across the street to The Café at Books & Books for a lively post-event conversation.