Eat Pray Love...Write?

Eat Pray Love...Write?

There is a good chance you've at least heard of Elizabeth Gilbert's international bestseller "Eat, Pray, Love," a memoir of Gilbert's meanderings in Italy, India and Indonesia. What you may not know However, is that is also a story about Wyoming. Sheridan Media's Betsy Love explains


Like any good story, Eat, Pray, Love is, like any good story, about many things. On its rudimentary level.

Sharon Dynak, President of the Ucross Foundation.

Besides the 8 million copies circulating through U.S. alone, this best-selling book is published in over 30 countries. And this Friday is the film premiere of Eat, Pray, Love, which is starring Julia Roberts and directed by Brad Pitt.

But, you could say that's the “short version” of the story you are hearing right now. Because this isn't really a tale of another popular book going blockbuster. It is actually, a tale of Wyoming:

That's because Gilbert wrote Eat, Pray, Love right in our neighborhood. Perhaps guided by the muse of the Wyoming wilderness, Sharon explains how Gilbert wrote her tale of world wanderings during her second residency:

Elizabeth Gilbert is one of 14-hundred artists of all colors—painters, writers, composers, dancers—who have spent time at Ucross since 1983.

Creators from around the globe have attended this world renowned artist's residency, located about 25 miles from Sheridan.

But maybe that's just the “short version” as well. If the place art is created becomes part of the story or painting or dance, then perhaps the spirit of Ucross and Wyoming is much vaster than we ever mused.

For Sheridan Media Dot Com news, this is Betsy Love reporting.
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Word has it that the Ucross Foundation will be giving away 25 pairs of tickets to the movie when it comes to Sheridan. We'll keep you posted as details are made known.

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