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The Left Bank Writers Retreat in Paris Announces Hemingway Trivia Contest on Facebook

Writers and literary travelers offered chance to earn a $500 towards June retreat to Paris

Hemingway Trivia Contest

L to R: Young Hemingway and the Left Bank Writers Retreat at one of Hemingway’s café haunts in Paris.

January 12, 2018 – Denver, Colorado – The Left Bank Writers Retreat, held each June in Paris, has announced a brand-new trivia contest on Facebook aimed at writers and Hemingway fans, with the grand prize awarding one lucky winner $500 towards tuition for the 2018 June trip. For the very first time the writing retreat, now in its 9th year, gives writers and literary travelers a chance to put their Hemingway knowledge to the test by answering daily trivia questions posted on the popular Left Bank Writers Retreat Facebook page that are related to Ernest Hemingway, who spent much of the 1920’s in Paris writing, exploring and finding inspiration.

Each day January 15 – 27, The Left Bank Writers Retreat Facebook page will post a Hemingway trivia question and contest participants can send their answers to If their answer is correct, they are automatically entered into a drawing for the grand prize of $500 towards tuition for the June 2018 retreat. (The prize may be applied toward 2018 LBWR tuition only, it has no cash value and is not transferable.)

The second-place contest winner will win a beautiful painting of Paris, valued at $200 by Michael Flohr, and the third-place winner will receive copies of The Sun Also Rises, much of which was written by a young Hemingway while living in Paris in the 1920s, and A Moveable Feast, published in 1964 which captured his life Paris in the 1920s. One entry per day. Winners will be drawn February 1, 2018.

“I have always had a great interest in Hemingway and how he has shaped the world of writing for myself and so many others,” says retreat founder Darla Worden. “I thought the trivia contest would be a fun way to connect Hemingway fans and offer one lucky writer a chance to experience this unique trip at a significant discount.”

Recommended by the Los Angeles Times as a chance to follow in Hemingway’s footsteps through Paris and cure writer’s block, the Left Bank Writers Retreat is open to all levels of writers. The Retreat includes morning writing sessions, coaching and one-on-one time with the instructor, Darla Worden, for a maximum of eight writers, as well as lunch each day, admission to museums and area sights and a picnic on the banks of the Seine.

Regular tuition for the retreat is $1,999 with a $500 deposit required to reserve space. (Writers are responsible for their own hotel accommodations, transportation to Paris and other meals.) Reserve space with a deposit on the Left Bank Writers Retreat website at:

Left Bank Writers Retreat founder and writer Darla Worden lives in Denver, Colo., and Paris. Worden 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. Now in its ninth 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

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