Left Bank Writers Retreat Offers Gift of Paris Inspiration for Writers with Holiday Discount on Paris Writing Workshop

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The Left Bank Writers Retreat, a six-day summer writing workshop held in Paris each June, is offering a holiday discount on registration for the 2015 session. Retreat founder Darla Worden has seen the experience given as a best-ever holiday gift that provides Paris inspiration for writers.

The City of Light provides writing inspiration to guests of the Left Bank Writers Retreat, held in Paris each June. (photo: Benh Lieu Song, Wikimedia)

“Writers leave the retreat with newfound inspiration found in Paris,” says retreat founder Darla Worden.

Forget the fancy pens and notebooks. This year’s best holiday gift for writers is six days at the Left Bank Writers Retreat, a small-group summer writing workshop held in Paris each summer. A $200 discount on registration for this year’s retreat, to be held June 14-19, 2015 – on any registration made by January 1, 2015 – makes the deal sweeter for gift givers.

The discounted price of the six-day Left Bank Writers Retreat in Paris is $1,799 (regularly $1,999) and 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 many of the sites featured in the Woody Allen movie “Midnight in Paris.”

“I’ve heard many stories at the retreat from women and men who received the retreat as a gift,” says Left Bank Writers Retreat founder Darla Worden. “It is definitely a gift that keeps on giving – writers leave the retreat with newfound inspiration found in Paris.”

Worden, who is working on a book about Hemingway’s Paris, leads writers around Paris to Hemingway’s favorite spots. “The retreat provides morning writing workshops and afternoons touring Paris landmarks and popular haunts of Ernest Hemingway and his ‘Lost Generation’ writer and artist cohorts,” Worden says.

The Left Bank Writers Retreat was created to inspire writers, Worden explains, so work is not critiqued. It is an opportunity for writers to experiment in a variety of writing styles at the same time exploring the City of Light through the context of Hemingway and the Left Bank writers of the 1920s. Afternoon excursions explore Paris’s deep literary roots as well as its famous sights, restaurants and museums including the following:

  •     Luxembourg Gardens where Hemingway and Gertrude Stein often walked
  •     The Latin Quarter and famed Boulevard Saint Germain, where Hemingway lived
  •     Musee D’Orsay and its works by Cezanne, whose painting Hemingway credited as an inspiration for his writing.
  •     Parisian cafes where Hemingway ate, drank and wrote, including Closerie de Lilas, Les Deux Magots, and Café de Flore
  •     Montmartre, once home to Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Toulouse Lautrec, and Pablo Picasso, whom Hemingway met through Gertrude Stein in 1922

The six-day Left Bank Writers Retreat welcomes fiction and memoir writers, poets and playwrights. A place in the 2015 retreat can be held with a $500 deposit.

Left Bank Writers Retreat facilitator and host Darla Worden is a writer and public relations professional who lives in Denver, Colo., and spends a month each year in 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 at work on a book about Hemingway in Paris.

Now in its sixth 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. http://www.leftbankwriters.com.

About Left Bank Writers Retreat:
The 2015 Left Bank Writers Retreat is slated for June 14-19, 2015, in Paris, France. Hosted by writer Darla Worden, the six-day summer writer’s workshop is open to writers in every genre. 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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