Tuesday, September 29, 2015
7:00 – 8:00 pm
“Creativity is a crushing chore and a glorious mystery. The work wants to be made and it wants to be made through you.”
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.