Author Elizabeth Gilbert ramped up the memoir game with her iconoclastic 2006 book, Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia. One part travelogue, two parts soul-search, Gilbert’s candid story of picking up the pieces of her then-life topped the New York Times bestseller list for 187 weeks (!), and was made into a flick in 2010, with Julia Roberts in the lead role. Theatre Jacksonville presents an evening with Gilbert, as she discusses her new book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, and the assets we need to enjoy a creative life.
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, The Florida Theatre, Downtown, $35-$65; $250 VIP meet-and-greet, floridatheatre.com.