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Left Bank Writers Retreat in Paris Offers Holiday Discount for 10th Anniversary

Paris writing workshop announces new additions to June literary travel itinerary

Musée Marmottan Monet

The Musée Marmottan Monet, right, is a new destination for the Left Bank Writers Retreat as they spend their days writing in evocative settings and enjoying Paris’s sights and flavors, left (museum photo by Ardfern).

Denver, Colorado – November 14, 2018 – “Paris was always worth it and you received return for whatever you brought to it,” wrote Hemingway in A Moveable Feast. The Left Bank Writers Retreat – celebrating its 10th year this June – agrees. The small-group writing workshop and literary travel experience each summer invites eight writers to live the Left Bank lifestyle in Paris for one week, visiting some of the most artful and inspiring places in the city, eating, drinking, sightseeing and writing. In honor of its 10th anniversary, the Left Bank Writers Retreat is offering a $200 holiday discount off its $1,999 rate for the June 8 – 14, 2019, experience for writers who register by Dec. 31, 2018.

The annual Paris itinerary of the Left Bank Writers Retreat includes activities like writing in the Luxembourg Gardens and the Tuileries, museum trips to Musée d’Orsay and Musée de l’Orangerie, eating and drinking in cafés frequented by Hemingway in the 1920s and a boat cruise to the Eiffel Tower to name few. New this year, writers on the retreat will enjoy a visit to the Impressionist museum on the outskirts of Paris, Musée Marmottan Monet; spend a day writing and picnicking at Versailles; and, inspired by the upcoming film on Vincent Van Gogh, visit the little village of Auvers-sur-Oise where he painted.

Left Bank Writers Retreat Photos

L to R: Darla Worden, flanked by two retreat attendees, near the Eiffel Tower; writing in the Tuileries Garden; the Left Bank Writers Retreat shares a Parisian café lunch.

Named for the now-famous writers who lived on Paris’s Left Bank during the 1920s such as Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, James Joyce and F. Scott Fitzgerald, the Left Bank Writers Retreat writing workshop experiments with many of these writers’ techniques.

A perfect gift for the holidays, the Left Bank Writers Retreat welcomes writers of all levels and genres, providing memorable experiences, hands-on writing instruction and guided tours of favorite Paris literary haunts of Hemingway and his cohorts. The discounted $1,799 tuition covers all expenses during the retreat from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (breakfast, lunch, admission fees and transportation around the city, as well as writing instruction classes and one-on-one coaching). Writers are responsible for their own airfare and lodging.

The Left Bank Writers Retreat was founded and is hosted by author and editor Darla Worden, whose lifelong obsession with Ernest Hemingway has led to two currently-in-the-works books tied to his time in Paris and Wyoming. Worden is editor in chief of Mountain Living magazine, has written widely for magazines and authored several books. Now entering its tenth year, the Left Bank Writers Retreat takes place on the historic Île Saint-Louis in the heart of Paris. For additional information, visit www.leftbankwriters.com.