An Evening with Elizabeth Gilbert
In her critically acclaimed novels and immensely popular works of nonfiction, Elizabeth Gilbert expands our understanding of creativity, spirituality, and love. Whatever her subject—her own transformative experiences, the institution of marriage, or 1940’s showgirls—Gilbert writes with “a mix of intelligence, wit, and colloquial exuberance that is close to irresistible” (The New York Times Book Review). The woman Oprah Winfrey called a “rock star author” is among her generation’s most beloved and inspiring voices, with an avid international readership and devoted following.
From the beginning of her writing career, Gilbert’s observant eye and abiding appreciation for her subjects has distinguished her work. Not merely a writer but also an explorer, she worked in a Philadelphia diner, on a western ranch, and in a New York City bar to scrape together the funds to travel. Her persistent longing to understand the world and her place in it led her “to create experiences to write about,” she says, “to gather landscapes and voices.”
In her lectures, Gilbert talks about her writing and seizing the opportunity to live a life guided by creativity rather than fear. With over 21 million views, her TED Talk is among the most popular of all time.
Event format: Elizabeth Gilbert will speak for approximately 45 minutes followed by 20-25 minutes of Q&A moderated by Dr. Dean Nelson, Director of Writer's Symposium By The Sea.
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Pre-show Meet & Greet with Elizabeth
*Please note: Elizabeth will not be signing items during the meet & greet.
For information on the 29th Annual Writer's Symposium By The Sea, February 19 – 23 at the Point Loma campus, please visit: pointloma.edu/2024writers