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The "Eat Pray Love" Author Will Answer Audience Questions After Lecture 

SAN DIEGO (September 5, 2023) — Elizabeth Gilbert, author of bestseller "Eat Pray Love" will speak at the historic Balboa Theatre on Thursday, February 22, 2024. Gilbert will discuss her writing, life, and creativity, followed by a Q&A session. The event is presented by San Diego Theatres, the nonprofit arts organization that manages the Balboa Theatre, in association with the Writer's Symposium By The Sea, a five-day event at Point Loma Nazarene University featuring award-winning writers from diverse perspectives and genres. Tickets for An Evening with Elizabeth Gilbert are available via presale now at, and will be available to the general public on September 8 at 10:00 a.m.

In both her critically acclaimed novels and popular works of nonfiction, Gilbert writes with “a mix of intelligence, wit, and colloquial exuberance that is close to irresistible” (The New York Times Book Review). In her lectures, she talks about her writing, and seizing the opportunity to live a life guided by creativity rather than fear. The evening’s Q&A will be conducted by Dr. Dean Nelson, Director of Writer's Symposium By The Sea. “We are thrilled to partner with San Diego Theatres to host Elizabeth Gilbert. The evening will be a fitting addition to our annual symposium, as her approach to a life of creativity is inspiring to any writer,” said Dr. Nelson.

For information on the 29th Annual Writer's Symposium By The Sea, February 19 – 23 at the Point Loma campus, please visit: An Evening with Elizabeth Gilbert is proudly presented by San Diego Theatres in association with the Writer’s Symposium By The Sea. Tickets are available exclusively via Ticketmaster, beginning today at 10:00 a.m. A select number of VIP tickets are available and include a premium seat and a pre-show Meet & Greet with Elizabeth.

About San Diego Theatres: 
San Diego Theatres, Inc. is a 501(C) (3) non-profit arts organization that operates two theatres in downtown San Diego. The San Diego Civic Theatre has been the region’s largest and greatest attended performing arts venue for nearly 60 years, and the 100-year-old Balboa Theatre hosts concerts, comedians, and more in the heart of the Gaslamp district. The theatres serve over 500,000 patrons each year through arts and entertainment presentations, many of which are produced by resident nonprofit arts partners, including: San Diego Opera, San Diego Symphony, La Jolla Music Society, Golden State Ballet, Classics 4 Kids, and more. San Diego Theatres’ mission is to deliver exceptional performing arts and educational experiences, foster collaboration and partnerships, and create an accessible place for all people to enjoy the arts.

About Writer’s Symposium By The Sea: 
The 29th Annual Writer's Symposium by the Sea, Writing That Inspires will feature award-winning writers Judy Woodruff, Nick Hornby, Susan Orlean, and Paulette Jiles. Writer’s Symposium by the Sea is an annual event for readers and writers, featuring evocative conversations about inspiration, faith, and writing practice with exemplary writers from various genres, backgrounds, and perspectives. Previous writers include Cornel West, Amy Tan, David Brooks, Alice Walker, Krista Tippett, Anne Lamott, Maria Hinojosa, and more.