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Elizabeth Gilbert Unity on the Bay

For years, Elizabeth Gilbert has been meeting people who tell her that they long to live more creative lives, but are somehow blocked by fear — fear of criticism, fear of failure, fear of stepping out of the box, fear of unworthiness, or fear that they don't even have a creative bone in their body.

Using stories from her own life of creative exploration, as well as experiences from her world travels, Gilbert will show how "everyone is invited", and will explain how absolutely everybody — no matter what their background or position in life — can benefit from exploring and expressing their own inherent creativity.

She will explain how every human life is a creative endeavor, and that creativity is not just a privilege of artists. Defining a creative life as "any life where your decisions are guided by curiosity instead of fear," Gilbert will open up her audience's imaginations to the possibility of seeing creativity, and their own journeys, in a lighter, more easeful manner.

DATE: Friday, December 7, 2018 (see below for various start times)

TIMES (Start times vary depending on ticket type): 

6:30pm - 7:30pm: Private Reception* with Elizabeth Gilbert (for Platinum Ticket Holders Only)
8:00pm - 9:15pm: Main Event with Q&A (for all Ticket Holders)

*Elizabeth Gilbert is not guaranteed to be in the Private Reception for the full duration. 


Platinum Ticket ($130 + ticketing fee)
Includes private reception with Elizabeth Gilbert, light food and drink during reception, and premium seating at main event.

Gold Ticket ($65 + ticketing fee)
Includes seating at main event. 

Bring a Friend Bundle (2 Gold Tickets for $57 each + ticketing fees)
We think experiencing this event with friends makes the experience even better so use this Bring a Friend Bundle to save $16



How does seating work? There is no assigned seating for this event at the time of ticket purchase. When you arrive, you will be able to choose your seat based on your ticket type (either Platinum or Gold). All seats have great views of the stage. 

Do you issue refunds? We do not offer refunds unless the event is canceled or rescheduled. 

Do you sell food and drinks? We don't sell food and drink at these events. We do have water fountains in our bookstore. There are restaurants within walking distance of Unity on the Bay. We recommend bringing water in a closed container. 

What should I wear? We recommend bringing a light sweater or jacket if you get cold easily. We try to keep the room temperature at a comfortable level for all attendees.

Do you offer childcare? We don't offer childcare during this particular event. We invite you to visit our Youth & Family Ministry webpage for other programs for children and families. 

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? Anyone under 18 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Unity on the Bay has a free parking lot accessible from NE 22nd Street, east of Biscayne Blvd. Our lot holds about 100 cars. This is available on a first come, first served basis. There is also paid meter parking on the streets surrounding our area. If you live close to Unity on the Bay, we recommend Uber or Lyft instead of driving your own car.

What can I bring to the event? Please only bring water in a closed container into the event. No food, soda, or coffee. We don't sell food or drinks at the event.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please email us at info@unityonthebay.org. We usually respond within 24 hours.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? We can scan your ticket from the email you receive directly on your phone but you are welcome to print your ticket if that works for you.

Can I update my registration information? No.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes. Sometimes people can't make the event and want to give their ticket to a friend. As long as the ticket is only scanned once at the door you will be fine to use the ticket.