Warren County Community College will host Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love and Big Magic, on Wednesday, April 19th, for a late afternoon interview and an evening reading. These events will serve as the culmination of WCCC’s 2016-2017 Common Experience, during which Big Magic was used in courses across the curriculum.
Gilbert is best known for her 2006 memoir Eat Pray Love, which chronicled her journey alone around the world, looking for solace after a difficult divorce. The book was an international bestseller, translated into over thirty languages, with over 10 million copies sold worldwide. In 2010, Eat Pray Love was made into a film starring Julia Roberts. The book became so popular that Time Magazine named Gilbert as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. In Big Magic,
Gilbert offers insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration, encouraging others to embrace curiosity while forsaking needless suffering. The book serves as both a meditation and an empathetic treatise on the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives.
On April 19th, Gilbert will take part in an interview, commencing at 4 p.m., which will employ questions submitted by WCCC students and faculty. At 7:30 p.m., Gilbert will read selections from Big Magic. This will be followed by a Q&A with the audience. Books will be available for purchase at the reading.
Both events take place in room E208 and are open to the general public. There is no charge for admission. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
All WCCC facilities comply with ADA regulations and are fully accessible. Sign language interpreters are available with two weeks’ notice.
For directions and more information about WCCC, please visit www.warren.edu or phone 908-835-9222.