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From one of the most iconic writers of our age, and the source of inspiration to millions of readers worldwide on living a bold and authentic life, Elizabeth Gilbert will be making a rare appearance at the how to: Academy to talk in conversation with Viv Groskop about her new book on creativity: BIG MAGIC: Creative Living Beyond Fear.

Named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine, Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of the memoir Eat Pray Love, which has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. Her story continues to be an inspiration to readers everywhere: her TED talk has over 8 million views, which ranks among the top 20 most viewed talks of all time.

Whether touring the world, fielding thousands of letters and questions or talking to her readers on social media, Gilbert has witnessed how universal the struggle is for individuals to feel authentic and inspired; how challenging it is to find the courage and strength to lead a creative life; and how stuck so many people feel in their jobs, relationships, and above all, within themselves.

In BIG MAGIC, Gilbert digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective. With profound empathy and generosity, she offers powerful insights into the mysterious nature of creativity, how to embrace curiosity and to let go of needless suffering. Balancing spirituality and pragmatism, she will discuss the attitudes, approaches, and habits that allow the most creative life possible.

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