By Popular Demand Cheryl Strayed and Elizabeth Gilbert Return to 1440 Multiversity

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Back by popular demand, beloved authors Cheryl Strayed and Elizabeth Gilbert are joining forces again at 1440 MultiversityBrave Magic: An Invitation to Curiosity, Creativity, and Courage will take place September 20-23, 2018 at the Northern California learning destination known for immersive programs with the world’s leading thinkers and creators, that facilitate transformation, creativity and personal fulfillment.

This rare opportunity is only the second time Gilbert and Strayed have presented a workshop together, following a sold-out event at 1440 in October, 2017. Through interviews with Liz and Cheryl, experiential workshop sessions, and opportunities for reflection, participants will discover how our attitudes, habits, and determination — along with healthy doses of magical thinking — make it possible to keep the faith on our journey and show up fully for what arises.

“We are thrilled to be coming back to 1440 Multiversity to lead this workshop,” said Elizabeth Gilbert. “Something I find myself saying to people all the time is to start knowing. What are you waiting for, to know what to do? Let’s work together, and open your eyes for you to know.”

“I think so much of learning to trust your creativity, and to become a fully evolved human, is believing that your truth will lead you to love,” said Cheryl Strayed. “This workshop provides the space to explore and learn to trust our own story.”

The all-inclusive nature of 1440 Multiversity is designed to provide an integrated and fully immersive experience. In addition to the program fee of $550, the per-person accommodation rate cover all meals, daily meditation and yoga classes, non-ticketed evening events, and use of all facilities, including the fitness center and infinity tub. A range of accommodation types, from modern, Asian-inspired pods, to premium suites complete with fireplaces and ground-level patios, are designed to meet a range of preferences and budgets. Healing arts treatments, café and retail items, and ticketed events are an additional cost. To register for the course, please visit

“We are thrilled to welcome Cheryl and Liz back to campus, and give more people the opportunity to share in their warm sincerity, infectious enthusiasm, and inspiration to create an expansive, purposeful and daring life,” said Scott Kriens, cofounder of 1440 Multiversity and chairman and former CEO of Juniper Networks.

1440 Multiversity, the nation’s newest learning destination, offers weekend and 5-day programs from leading faculty who bring cutting-edge thought and skills-based approaches on a wide range of topics including Creativity, Professional Development, Health and Wellness, and Personal Growth. The campus can host up to 375 guests at a time, with all-inclusive accommodations.  Room pricing includes all meals and amenities and ranges from $140 – $340 per person per night, plus program costs, which start at $80 a night.

More information about the campus experience and program offerings are available at

About Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir Eat, Pray, Love has been called “a generation’s instruction manual” by the Toronto Sun. Translated into more than 30 languages, Eat, Pray, Love has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. The book catapulted its author from respected but little-recognized writer to a woman Oprah Winfrey has called a “rock star author.”
Fearless reporting skills and appreciation for working-class values color Elizabeth’s writing, while a persistent longing to understand the world and her place in it has made her not merely a writer but an explorer. Her writing has been published in Harper’s BazaarSpin, and the New York Times Magazine. She was a stalwart at GQ, producing pieces that grew into books, as well as the film Coyote Ugly.
Elizabeth’s work has received many accolades and esteemed awards throughout her career, beginning with her first book, Pilgrims, a New York Times Most Notable Book and recipient of the Ploughshares prize, among many other honors.

About Cheryl Strayed, MFA

Cheryl Strayed is widely acclaimed author of the #1 New York Times best-selling memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, the New York Times best sellers Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Life and Love from Dear Sugar and Brave Enough, as well as the novel TorchWild was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as her first selection for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 and adapted into an Academy Award-nominated movie starring Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl and Laura Dernas Cheryl’s mother, Bobbi. Cheryl’s books have been translated into 40 languages throughout the world, and her essays have been featured in numerous publications, including The Best American EssaysNew York TimesWashington Post MagazineVogueSalonThe Sun, and Tin House. She is co-host, along with Steve Almond, of the WBUR podcast Dear Sugar Radio, which originated with her popular “Dear Sugar” advice column on the Rumpus.

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