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Julia Cameron on The Power of Listening to Spark Creativity (online)

A timely reminder of the power of truly hearing in a world full of unnecessary noise

Julia Cameron has been hailed by The New York Times as the ‘queen of change’ and is frequently called the ‘high priestess’ of creativity. Her book The Artist’s Way has sold over five million copies around the world and has inspired millions of people — including Reese Witherspoon, Tim Ferriss, Elizabeth Gilbert and Russell Brand — to embark on a creative journey and find a deeper connection to process and purpose. Thanks to Cameron, creativity has been brought into the mainstream conversation — in the arts, in business, and in everyday life. 

In February 2021 Cameron came to Intelligence Squared to discuss The Listening Path, her new guide to deeper, more profound listening and creativity. She explained how we can all become better listeners to our environment, the people around us, and ourselves. As we learn to listen, our attention is heightened and we gain insight and clarity. But above all, as she showed, listening creates connections and ignites a creativity that resonates through every aspect of our lives.

Praise for Julia Cameron:

‘Any of you who are interested in creativity or even just discovering your deeper psychic self should get The Artist’s Way’ — Russell Brand

‘Cameron wants you to have a serious think about what you really want from your life’ ― The Times

‘Julia Cameron invented the way people renovate the creative soul’ ― The New York Times



Julia Cameron

Bestselling author of The Artist's Way and most recently The Listening Path: The Creative Art of Attention

Award-winning author of 24 books of fiction and nonfiction, including The Artist's Way, Walking in This World, The Vein of Gold, The Right to Write and The Sound of Paper. Her work has been translated into more than 35 languages and has sold more than five million copies worldwide. A novelist, playwright, songwriter and poet, she has extensive credits in theatre, film and television. Her latest book is The Listening Path: The Creative Art of Attention.

Andrew Franklin

Publisher, occasional journalist and broadcaster

Founder and managing director of Profile Books, which he launched on April Fool’s Day in 1996 to publish stimulating non-fiction.  The house’s long list of bestsellers includes Alan Bennett, Mary Beard, and Lynne Truss's Eats, Shoots and Leaves, which sold more than three million copies worldwide.  Profile is based in London, and publishes around 120 books a year, and has 50 employees.  In 2018 it acquired the famed independent publisher Souvenir Press from its late owner, Ernest Hecht who had run it for 67 years.  The star in the list was Julia Cameron’s The Artist's Way Andrew was a trustee and board member of the Edinburgh International Book Festival from 2005-2014 and still chairs events at the festival every year. He is on the board of a number of charities and writes articles for the national press on books and publishing regularly.


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