Please join Parnassus Books in welcoming best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert for a discussion of her new book Big Magic, as a part of our Salon@615 speaker series. This event will take place in the Hume Fogg High School Auditorium.
This salon is a paid, ticketed event. You must purchase a ticket package to attend. Each ticket package includes a signed copy of Big Magic and entry to the event. Tickets can be purchased from the Salon@615 website. Seating is limited so we recommend purchasing advanced tickets, as on-site tickets may not be available. The Book Included in your ticket will only be available for pickup at the event.
About Big Magic
Elizabeth Gilbert has written a transformative nonfiction treatise on creativity with Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. In Big Magic, Gilbert digs into her own generative process to explain where inspiration comes from, how ideas form and grow and how to overcome the fears and suffering that inevitably arise when we push at boundaries and take a leap into the unknown. With all the humor, big-heartedness, wild vulnerability and wisdom that have already won Gilbert millions of devoted fans, she delivers a vibrant and inspirational book, one sure to be eagerly received and cherished - both by the legions of her existing fans and followers, as well as by new readers, who will have the distinct joy of discovering Gilbert’s writing and warmth.
About Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert faced down a pre-midlife crisis by doing what we all secretly dream of -- running off for a year. Her travels through Italy, India and Indonesia resulted in the mega-bestselling and deeply beloved memoir Eat, Pray, Love, about her process of finding herself by leaving home. She's a longtime magazine writer -- covering music and politics for Spin and GQ -- as well as a novelist and short-story writer. Her books include the story collection Pilgrims, the novel Stern Men (about lobster fishermen in Maine) and a biography of the woodsman Eustace Conway, called The Last American Man. Her work has been the basis for two movies so far (Coyote Ugly, based on her own tale of working at the famously raunchy bar in New York City), and Eat, Pray, Love, with the part of Gilbert played by Julia Roberts. Not bad for a year off. In 2010, Elizabeth published Committed, a memoir exploring her ambivalent feelings about the institution of marriage. And her 2013 novel, The Signature of All Things, is "a sprawling tale of 19th century botanical exploration." Gilbert also owns and runs the import shop Two Buttons in Frenchtown, New Jersey.
Salon@615 presents bestselling authors to the public through a unique partnership between the Nashville Public Library, Humanities Tennessee, Parnassus Books, and the Nashville Public Library Foundation. Together, we nurture and celebrate the literary life of Nashville by presenting author talks and book signings to our community.