Special Eve: Elizabeth Gilbert
Author Elizabeth Gilbert
The Enrichment Program is pleased once again to collaborate with Tattered Cover Book Store on a special one-evening author events. In anticipation of the publication of her newest books this fall, we welcome to the DU campus memoirist/novelist Elizabeth Gilbert, featuring her new novel The Signature of All Things. The presentation concludes with an audience Q&A and a post-program book signing. Each registration includes the featured book.
Writing fiction was the only aspiration I ever had. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
Best known for her memoir Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert is a respected writer whose books and articles have earned critical praise. Would you be surprised to learn that Gilbert was a three-time finalist for The National Magazine Award, or that a GQ article she wrote inspired the movie Coyote Ugly? Although she stepped away from fiction writing for several years, Gilbert says she yearned to return to the novel. Join us as we help the multi-award-winning author celebrate the publication of The Signature of All Things, her first novel since 2002. “An extraordinary story of botany, exploration and desire, spanning much of the 19th century,” the novel travels the globe from London to Peru and beyond to tell the story of a brilliant young female scientist whose studies of moss lead her deep into the mysteries of evolution, while the man she loves leads her in the opposite direction, to the magic of the spiritual world. Pre-publicity declares Gilbert’s latest work to be a “big novel, about a big century.”
Sat., 7 pm, Oct. 12, 2013
CRN 1125 / $35*
*Price includes a copy of The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert’s 2006 international best-seller Eat Pray Love earned her a spot on Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Her follow-up, Committed, was a New York Times bestseller. Her first novel, Stern Men, was a 2002 New York Times notable book, and her first work of nonfiction, The Last American Man, was a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
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