International best-selling memoir, Eat, Pray, Love sold over 10 million copies and remained on The New York Times bestseller list for 187 weeks. The talented and world-renowned author of this novel and many others, Elizabeth Gilbert will be coming to Hobart in February 2016 for a one-night-only event.
This is a rare chance for Tasmanian audiences to see Elizabeth In Conversation with much-loved Tasmanian author, Heather Rose.
Elizabeth will answer questions about her latest book, Big Magic, and share her writing process, wisdom and unique perspective about creativity.
Big Magic explores with firsthand knowledge how creative work can be fraught with obstacles and anxiety, even when you’ve achieved some success. It offers insights into the magical nature of creativity; the path to uncovering the ‘strange jewels’ the universe buries within each of us; the courage to tackle what we most love (and fear); and the attitudes, approaches, and habits that will sustain a creative life.
Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.
In preparation for her upcoming book, Gilbert encouraged readers to face their fears. Deciding to practice what she preached, she ended up singing ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ on a New York City karaoke stage.
Gilbert’s previous novel, The Signature of All Things was published in 2013. It was named ‘The Novel of a Lifetime’ by O Magazine, and also became a New York Times bestseller.
Elizabeth Gilbert lives in the small river town of Frenchtown, New Jersey, where she and her husband (more widely known as ‘that Brazilian guy from Eat, Pray, Love’) run a large and delightful imports store called Two Buttons.