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, was invited to speak to the 19th biannual Hemingway Society Conference in 2022 and is the author of COCKEYED HAPPY: Hemingway’s Wyoming Summers with Pauline (Chicago Review Press), available in hardcover and paperback. She has an MFA from Goucher College in Creative Nonfiction.

2024 Left Bank Writers Retreat Writer in Residence Tyler Truman Julian
2024 Writer in Residence Tyler Truman Julian

Tyler Truman Julian lives in Sheridan, Wyoming, with his wife and young family and works as English Faculty at Sheridan College. He received his MFA in creative writing from New Mexico State University, where he studied fiction, and now serves as Review Editor for the online poetry journal The Shore. He is the author of Wyoming: The Next Question to Ask (to Answer) (Finishing Line Press, 2019), from which work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His work, both fiction and poetry, has been published in Barren Magazine, Tupelo Quarterly, South Dakota Review, EcoTheo Review, The Coachella Review, and other journals. Tyler was a participant of the Left Bank Writers Retreat in 2016 and has facilitated community writing workshops around Wyoming, New Mexico, and online. For more information, visit his website:

Past Writers in Residence


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