These videos present two women writers' vision of creativity in writing...
Elizabeth GILBERT is an American journalist and writer (a memoirist, a short story writer and novelist). In this TED talk, the author "muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses -- and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius." I discovered TED talks about 2 years ago (you really ought to have a go -if you don't know TED's yet!) Last year I was dazzled by GILBERT's limpid speech : I do like to watch it from time to time for I consider it both funny and pretty moving.
Most of English High School teachers in France have already heard of Amy TAN ... if not studied excerpts from her novels in English textbooks. Here, she reviews both her childhood in quite a surprising and funny way... "and into the worlds of physics and chance, [she looks] for hints of where her own creativity comes from. It's a wild ride with a surprise ending."
Recorded in March 2008 in Monterey -California