A BIG MAGIC "CAMP" RETREAT
OCTOBER 4 - 6, 2024 | CLEVELAND, GA | CAMP COLEMAN
CREATIVITY & WELLNESS WEEKEND
Spend the weekend with Elizabeth Gilbert as we unplug and escape
into the North Georgia mountains for this empowering
retreat-style event designed for you to:
Explore your dreams and obstacles, and learn about all different aspects of your own creative consciousness
Open up the portals of imagination, so that your own creativity may find you and communicate with you.
Engage with your creativity through interesting, approachable, and intuitive exercises
Unlock a major emotional component of what it takes to live a more creative life.
No creative skills required ~ just a notebook, pen, open mind & curiosity to explore
In her critically acclaimed novels and immensely popular works of nonfiction, Elizabeth Gilbert expands our understanding of creativity, spirituality, and love. The woman Oprah Winfrey called a “rock star author” is among her generation’s most beloved and inspiring voices.
Gilbert, however, is best known for her memoir, Eat Pray Love, which exploded onto the scene in 2006. With over thirteen million copies sold, the #1 New York Times and international bestseller, was adapted into a 2010 film starring Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem, and became so popular that Time Magazine named Elizabeth as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
In the years since, people around the world have looked to Gilbert for guidance in leading brave, authentic, and creative lives. Gilbert’s bestselling nonfiction treatise, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, unpacks her own generative process and shares her wise, witty insights into the mysteries of curiosity and inspiration.
“Part inspiration, part how-to,” wrote The Washington Post, “[Big Magic] offers up both a philosophy of creativity and advice for living a more creatively fulfilling life.” With over one million copies sold, Big Magic underscores Gilbert’s status as a mentor for spiritual seekers and introspective explorers.
In her classes and lectures Gilbert talks about her writing and seizing the opportunity to live a life guided by creativity rather than fear. With over 21 million views, her TED Talk is among the most popular of all time.
SUCCESS, FAILURE, & THE DRIVE TO KEEP CREATING
OPRAH'S SUPER SOUL SUNDAY:
LIZ GILBERT INTRO TO CREATIVITY WORKSHOP
AUTHOR | SPEAKER | CREATIVE | TEACHER
"Wherever Liz Gilbert goes, we’ll follow."
"Liz brings such warmth and authenticity to the room. She was a total hit!"
— Head of Global Marketing, Facebook
"Elizabeth was brilliant, funny, and so lovingly generous with her time and attention. She’s got 700+ new BFFs at Unity North Atlanta and an open invitation to come back! Even the traffic cop we hired came inside to experience her presentation (and mooched a ticket off me for his wife!). That has never happened before."
— Event Organizer, Unity North Atlanta
MAIN EVENT: ELIZABETH GILBERT
Creativity & Courage Workshop
Takeaways and Q&A
BIG MAGIC CREATIVITY & COURAGE WORKSHOP
This is a workshop designed to open up the portals of imagination. You will be invited to explore your dreams and obstacles, learn about all different aspects of your own creative consciousness, and allow your own creativity to find you and communicate with you.
You do not need to be a professional artist, writer, or maker in order to join this workshop. You don’t even need to be an amateur artist! The exercises we do will be interesting, approachable and intuitive. All you will need is a notebook, a pen, and an open mind.
My aim is to make the day as gentle and unthreatening as possible. I have led this workshop with everyone from middle school students to Fortune 500 executives (and even the executives could do it!) Truly, this is designed for everyone.
Experience a rustic retreat & immerse yourself in nature
All Packages Include:
- All meals in dining hall
- All events & weekend activities
-2 nights of housing accommodations
- All linens, including pillow and towel
Additional food items will be available for purchase via food trucks
*Request to room as a group or with friends on registration page*
UPGRADED HOUSING OPTIONS
While we recommend staying on-site for the full retreat experience, you're also welcome to choose off-site accommodations if you prefer.
For off-site accommodations, select the "Commuter" option on the registration page.
Keep in mind, Oktoberfest will be taking place in the surrounding towns at that time, so prices and availability may be affected. Make sure to book your hotel or Airbnb early!
It is important to us to be able to offer scholarships to those in need. If you have a financial hardship or fall into one of the following categories, please feel free to follow the link to complete the application process:
Those in addiction recovery with at least 6 months sobriety and a sponsor recommendation
Survivors of domestic abuse
Female artists & authors of color
"Fear is always triggered by creativity, because creativity asks you to enter into realms of uncertain outcome.
This is nothing to be ashamed of. It is, however, something to be dealt with."
- Elizabeth Gilbert