Online Special Event

Elizabeth Gilbert: A Creative New Year

On Monday 2 January, Elizabeth Gilbert is back at The School of Life for an inspiring start to the new year! With her signature style, funny and wise, the author of Eat Pray Love and Big Magic invites you to follow your curiosity for a creative 2023!

How do you find the courage to follow your creativity?

In this interview and mini-workshop with Elizabeth Gilbert you will:

  • Learn why creativity is essential to your life
  • Uncover what stops you from being who you want to be
  • Give yourself permission to enjoy life
  • Get ready for a creative 2023!

Being human means being creative, according to Gilbert. As humans, we create things that no one ever asked for, just because we can. And with this kind of ‘useless’ creativity, we give meaning to our lives and to the lives of others. But being human also means being fearful. And unfortunately, fear can stifle our creativity and can stop us from enjoying what we do.

During an interactive online interview, we will speak with Elizabeth Gilbert about how you can make fear your companion, and how you can find the courage to give space to your creativity. Interviewer Moulsari Jain will ask Gilbert about her own experiences and the wisdom she gained while writing her books. But the event is more than just conversation: the interview will be followed by a mini workshop. During this part, Gilbert and Jain will invite you to reflect on what holds you back and give you exercises to get your creativity running at full speed. Prepare yourself for a creative new year!

About the speaker

Read more about Elizabeth Gilbert and the interviewer, Moulsari Jain.

Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert is best known for her autobiographical book Eat Pray Love – a bestseller that sold more


Moulsari Jain

Moulsari Jain is an artist, designer and creative entrepreneur. Applying art, language, culture, psychology and philosophy, she trains


Practical information:

Date: Monday, 2 January
Time: 8:00 PM CET – 9:30 PM CET
Location: Online via Zoom
Language: English


Early bird: € 21,- (until 17 Dec)
Early bird with option to rewatch the event for ten days: € 26,- (until 17 Dec)
Regular ticket: € 27
Regular ticket with option to rewatch the event for ten days: € 32