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Elizabeth Gilbert – How to Seize the Day

Hosted by the Consul of the Jakarta Arts & Culture Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Thu 16 Apr 18:30 - 19:30

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The author of Eat, Pray, Love, Big Magic and City of Girls joins Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman to explore life lessons for these anxiety inducing times.

Elizabeth Gilbert is a world traveller whose unending search for answers to life’s biggest questions have made her the voice of a generation: a singular author whose works resonate profoundly with all of us who wish to face up to life’s excitements and challenges with imagination and wisdom.

Aged 34, she left her home, husband and career to travel the globe; her chronicle of that journey became Eat, Pray, Love, an international bestseller so popular Time magazine declared her one of the Protected content influential people in the world.

In celebration of the paperback release of City of Girls -- a novel about breaking free, understanding oneself and the enduring power of female friendship -- Elizabeth joins the How To Academy for a free livestreamed conversation with Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman. In these dark and difficult times, how can we learn to seize the day? Drawing upon all she has learned in her journey through life, Elizabeth will explore how to overcome fear, embrace gratitude and wonder, and thrive even in these most perilous of times.

This livestream is free to all participants. Please consider purchasing a copy of Elizabeth’s novel City of Girls from independent bookseller Primrose Hill Books.

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