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Writer's Lab: Big Magic Creativity and Courage

Workshop with Elizabeth Gilbert

2022-09-24 10:00:00 2022-09-24 13:00:00 America/New_York Writer's Lab: Big Magic Creativity and Courage Imagine that book you’re writing or have always wanted to write sitting on the shelves at Barnes and Noble and being checked out by your neighbors from the Library. Whether you’re just thinking about your first writing project or working on the next chapter of your epic series, the Library’s Writing Lab will move your story along, break through writer’s block and get you ready to send that book to the editor. Main Library - Multipurpose Room 1, 2 and 3

Saturday, September 24
10:00am - 1:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-09-24 10:00:00 2022-09-24 13:00:00 America/New_York Writer's Lab: Big Magic Creativity and Courage Imagine that book you’re writing or have always wanted to write sitting on the shelves at Barnes and Noble and being checked out by your neighbors from the Library. Whether you’re just thinking about your first writing project or working on the next chapter of your epic series, the Library’s Writing Lab will move your story along, break through writer’s block and get you ready to send that book to the editor. Main Library - Multipurpose Room 1, 2 and 3

Main Library

Multipurpose Room 1, 2 and 3

Imagine that book you’re writing or have always wanted to write sitting on the shelves at Barnes and Noble and being checked out by your neighbors from the Library. Whether you’re just thinking about your first writing project or working on the next chapter of your epic series, the Library’s Writing Lab will move your story along, break through writer’s block and get you ready to send that book to the editor.

Big Magic Creativity Workshop with Elizabeth Gilbert

Please note: For this workshop Ms. Gilbert requests that all electronics be left behind. Bring a notebook and writing utensil.

No recording will be made of this workshop.

From Gilbert: "I will be teaching what I consider to be 4 of the necessary emotional components of a creative life: Enchantment, Permission, Courage, and Wisdom. The workshop will be divided into those 4 chapters, and I will lead people into writing exercises where — in simple letter form (letters to and from parts of themselves) — the participants will be invited to explore their creative dreams and emotional obstacles, and to learn how to navigate different voices within their own minds.  It’s important to stress that this workshop is for ALL people — even those who might say or themselves: “I don’t have a creative bone in my body.”  No particular writing skills are needed, nor any grand artistic imagination. Creative living is not necessarily about producing great works of art; it’s about living as though your life itself is the work of art. I look forward to meeting everybody and going on this journey of exploration together!"

Parking and More

  • Downtown street parking is free on Saturday.
  • Please, enter the building through the Laura Street entrance, across the street from James Weldon Johnson Park. The Main Street entrance will be locked.
  • Registration is required for this event, and must be completed two hours prior to the start time.
  • A library card and PIN are required for registration. If you do not have a card, click HERE to obtain one.
  • Registered seats will be forfeited at the start of program. 

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please allow 1–2 business days to process. Last-minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fulfill. Please ask for Learning Services at 255-2665 or email JPLPrograms@coj.net.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Authors, Books, and Writing |

TAGS: | Elizabeth Gilbert | adult programs |

Main Library

Phone: (904) 255-2665

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