Shakespeare and Company, Paris, France

About The LBWR Faculty

LBWR Founder, Hemingway author, and writer Darla Worden
LBWR Founder and Host Darla Worden

Darla Worden is editor in chief of Mountain Living and Colorado Homes & Lifestyles magazines and has written over 100 magazine articles about art, architecture, travel and the West. A bona fide Francophile and Hemingway scholar who has spent time living and working in Paris, she frequently teaches writing courses and workshops and is the author of the popular blog Frenchophile. Her new Hemingway book COCKEYED HAPPY: Hemingway’s Wyoming Summers with Pauline is now available from Chicago Review Press, and a second book is in the works. She has an MFA from Goucher College in Creative Nonfiction.

Left Bank Writers Retreat instructor, writer and poet Travis Cebula
Instructor Travis Cebula

A former classically-trained chef and sommelier, Travis Cebula graduated from the MFA program at Naropa University in 2009—the same year he founded Shadow Mountain Press, a small press that focuses on hand-made editions of poetry chapbooks. His poetry, stories, essays, reviews, and photography have appeared internationally in various print and online journals. The most recent of his chapbooks, …but for a brief interlude at Versailles, was released in 2011 by Highway 101 Press. Also in 2011, Western Michigan University awarded him the Pavel Srut Fellowship for Poetry. In 2012, his book Ithaca was published by BlazeVOX, and in January 2018 his new collection of poetry will debut.

Left Bank Writers Retreat instructor, writer and poet Sarah Suzor
Instructor Sarah Suzor

Sarah Suzor’s full-length collection of poetry, The Principle Agent, won the 2010 Hudson Prize and was recently published by Black Lawrence Press. She also has a published After the Fox, which is co-authored with Travis Cebula and is available from Black Lawrence Press. Suzor’s poetry has been published widely, as well as anthologized, translated and nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She lives in Venice, California where she is a founding editor for Highway 101 Press and a book coach/editor at