Left Bank Writers Retreat Summer Paris Writing Workshop Combines Literary Landmarks and Writing Salon

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A small-group salon-style writers’ workshop held each June in Paris, France, the Left Bank Writers Retreat provides experiential travel with a literary twist for up to eight writers. This year’s Paris retreat, scheduled for June 14-19, 2015, will combine café lunches and literary landmarks with morning writing sessions and one-on-one writing instruction.

2014 Left Bank Writers Retreat guests find inspiration in a Tuileries setting worthy of Monet.

Following in Hemingway’s footsteps when he lived here during the 1920s, the Left Bank Writers Retreat adds another dimension to Paris travel.”

Travelers can view Paris through the eyes of the Lost Generation while working on their own magnum opus at the Left Bank Writers Retreat, a writing workshop and experiential travel opportunity held in Paris in June. This year’s retreat, now in its seventh year, will take place June 14-19, 2015, and retreat founder and host Darla Worden has developed a long list of insider's experiences for the small group of writers she hosts each summer. “It’s fun to share my take on the city’s best patisserie, where to snap an outstanding gargoyle photo, a chic shopping spot where they load you up with free samples – as well as that little-known apartment where Hemingway lived and, of course, our favorite writing spots for sure inspiration,” Worden says.

The Left Bank Writers Retreat is currently accepting applications for June 2015. Open to all levels of writers, the six-day writers’ tour includes morning writing sessions, coaching and one-on-one time with the instructor for a maximum of eight writers, as well as lunch each day, admission to museums and area sights, an excursion to Montmartre, a picnic on the banks of the Seine and a literary tour visiting sites that include many featured in the Woody Allen movie “Midnight in Paris.” Tuition for the 2015 retreat is $1,999.

“For writers who are interested in experimenting with their own writing by trying out some of Hemingway’s tried-and-true techniques, The Left Bank Writers Retreat offers an experience unlike any other writing workshop,” says Worden. Retreat guests often discover fresh inspiration for their writing where so many famous writers have gone before. “The retreat works magic on writers,” Worden adds. “We’re in Paris, writing, eating and drinking wine – writers return home rejuvenated.”

At the same time, the Left Bank Writers Retreat approaches Paris through a literary lens that provides a richer travel experience. “For travelers who would like to see a different side of Paris, following in Hemingway’s footsteps when he lived here during the 1920s, the Left Bank Writers Retreat adds another dimension to Paris travel,” says Worden.

The Left Bank Writers Retreat welcomes fiction and memoir writers, poets and playwrights. Writers wishing to join the retreat will find an application at http://www.leftbankwriters.com. “Although there are no strict qualifications, each year I try to select a group that will work well together,” says Worden. “Also I like to see what writers are hoping to accomplish while they are in Paris to make sure we are the right writing retreat for their expectations.”

Left Bank Writers Retreat facilitator and host Darla Worden is a writer and public relations professional who lives in Jackson, Wyo., Denver, Colo., and Paris. Worden, interviewed in Insider Perks about her love of travel, has written widely for magazines and authored several books. She writes the popular blog Frenchophile and is currently working on a book about Hemingway’s Paris.

About the Left Bank Writers Retreat:

Now in its seventh year, the Left Bank Writers Retreat takes place on the historic Île Saint-Louis in the heart of Paris. Writers arrange their own lodging and transportation to Paris. For additional information, visit http://www.leftbankwriters.com.

Darla Worden, WordenGroup Public Relations, darla(at)wordenpr(dot)com, 303.777.7667

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