Elizabeth Gilbert Reads from Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

"Creativity is a crushing chore and a glorious mystery. The work wants to be made and it wants to be made through you."
Elizabeth Gilbert

Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Registration and tickets are required for admission to this event.  Doors open at 6:00 pm.

This is event is full and is now closed for registration.  This event will not have walk-in tickets available for purchase. 

Please see below for venue, direction, and parking information.


 

Author of the acclaimed Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert knows a few things about living a creative life. Now she shares a manifesto for living a more creative, courageous and expansive life in Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear.

Big Magic is Gilbert’s response to the thousands of readers who have shared their struggles to move beyond “stuck” and feel more authentic and inspired. “How do I define a creative life? Any life that is guided more strongly by curiosity than by fear. How do you get around your fear, in order to live a more creative life? Well, that’s what the book is all about!”

Come hear Gilbert draw on her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. Whether you hope to write a book, make art, or simply live more expansively in the world, she offers powerful insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration as well as the attitudes, approaches, and habits that support a creative life.

Gilbert’s aim is to offer people “a more humane and ancient approach to creativity—an approach that embraces mystery, believes in magic, and yes, even allows for the possibility of joy.”


Elizabeth Gilbert was born in Waterbury, Connecticut in 1969, and grew up on a small family Christmas tree farm. At New York University, she studied political science by day and worked on her short stories by night.  She is known for her 2006 memoir Eat, Pray, Love, and her novel The Signature of All Things.


The Making of Big Magic:

Elizabeth Gilbert: A new way to think about creativity:


When: Tuesday, September 29, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

 

Come early and enjoy music by local jazz musicians Mary Louise Knutson, Steve Blons, Pete Whitman, Tom Lewis , & Daryl Boudreaux.

Doors open at 6:00 pm

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Where: Hennepin Avenue United Methodist, 511 Groveland Avenue, Minneapolis.

Directions:

General directions from the east, west, south, and north.

There are several construction projects that may impact travel to and from the event location.  Please reference the below maps for alternative routes

-I-394 construction largely impacting travel to & from the west. (Map)

-The full block of Groveland Avenue  (at the intersection of Hennepin/Lyndale) in front of the church, is currently closed.  Pedestrians can still cross all streets including those to and from the Walker ramp, but vehicles cannot. Lyndale is reduced to 2 lanes in each direction. (Maps)

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Parking: Parking is available in various places around the event venue:

-Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church Parking Lot (Free)
501 Groveland Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
*Handicap parking is available in this lot.

-Architectural Alliance Surface Lot (Free)
400 Clifton Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Additional walking map: Architectural Alliance to Hennepin Avenue Church

-St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral (Free)
519 Oak Grove Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Walking map: St. Mark's to Hennepin Avenue Church

-The Woman's Club (Free)
410 Oak Grove Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Walking map: The Woman's Club to Hennepin Avenue Church

-Episcopal Church Center (Free)
1730 Clifton Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Walking map: Episcopal Church Center to Hennepin Avenue Church

-Walker Art Center Ramp ($4.00 daily charge)
Enter the ramp on Vineland Place at Bryant Avenue
727 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Additional walking map:  Ramp to Hennepin Avenue  Church

-Street Parking is available; please read parking signs to ensure that your car is parked legally.

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Cost: $30.00 (includes signed book & registration).  All registrants will receive tickets for this event via mail or are welcome to pick up tickets at the Wisdom Ways Office.  Registration and tickets are required for admission to this event.

This event is sponsored by Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, Magers & Quinn Booksellers, and Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality.

 

This is event is full and is now closed for registration.  This event will not have walk-in tickets available for purchase.