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Left Bank Writers Retreat Announces Tyler Julian as 2024 Writer-in-Residence

Fall Paris writing workshop and literary travel experience brings talented Wyoming author on board for August 31 – September 6 retreat

Writer-in-Residence, Tyler Truman Julian; Paris, France, Writers retreat meeting in France

Tyler Truman Julian, left, will bring his talents to the Left Bank Writers Retreat in Paris in September, joining host Darla Worden in offering one-on-one instruction to eight writers for the small-group literary experience.

Denver, Colorado – March 14, 2024 – The Left Bank Writers Retreat in Paris has announced the appointment of its writer in residence for the 2024 session, set to take place August 31 – September 6. Author and poet Tyler Truman Julian will join the popular small-group writing workshop and literary travel experience for its 10th anniversary. A Wyoming native, Julian tends to focus his work – including his Wyoming: The Next Question to Ask (to Answer) (Finishing Line Press, 2019) – on themes of boom and bust, cold, isolation, and hard living that make up the American West.  

“We’re excited to have Tyler join our group this year,” says Left Bank Writers Retreat founder and host Darla Worden. “In addition to his own poetry and fiction writing, he brings multiple layers of experience to our daily plein-air writing sessions, including as an instructor in both college and community settings and as a professional editor. And, fun fact,” Worden adds, “Tyler was one of our Left Bank Writers Retreat attendees himself some years ago.”

Eiffel Tower in the fall, Paris writers retreat, Shakespeare Bookstore in Paris

Paris is the ultimate location for the writing retreat’s signature mix of Hemingway-centric, one-on-one writing instruction and immersive literary travel experience, visiting the many cafes, parks and museums that Ernest Hemingway frequented when he arrived in the City of Light over 100 years ago. Limited to eight writers, the retreat provides the opportunity for writers in poetry, nonfiction and fiction to improve writing skills and find inspiration in the city’s storied literary history while enjoying a culture-filled, week-long Parisian adventure with like-minded enthusiasts.

With a five-generation family history of Wyoming sheep ranching, Tyler Truman Julian writes poetry that has been lauded by reviewers as “fierce testimony to a wild & flawed land” and “like postcards from an emotional and geographic frontier.” A frequently published writer with an MFA in creative writing, he lives in Sheridan, Wyoming, with his wife and young family. In addition to serving as English Faculty at Sheridan College, he is Review Editor for the online poetry journal The Shore, and has facilitated community writing workshops around Wyoming, New Mexico, and online.

Paris, France at night

Writers of all levels – and in all genres – are invited to attend the Left Bank Writers Retreat in Paris, with registration limited to eight people. Tuition for this year’s August 31-September 6 session is $2,199 and includes morning workshops, breakfast, lunch each day at a specially selected restaurant, snacks, museum passes, literary tours, Seine boat ride, Metro tickets and a farewell dinner celebration. A sample itinerary of the daily activities can be seen here. Writers arrange their own lodging and transportation to Paris and may visit the Left Bank Writers Retreat registration page to reserve their place in the retreat with a $500 deposit, which is fully refundable through July 1, 2024.

About the Left Bank Writers Retreat:
The Left Bank Writers Retreat was founded and is hosted by author, editor and Hemingway expert Darla Worden, whose lifelong obsession with Ernest Hemingway led her to Paris, where she founded the small-group writing workshop to share the city’s remarkable literary history, including the haunts and writing tips of Hemingway and other famous Left Bank Writers of the 1920s and 30s. Worden is editor in chief of Mountain Living magazine, has written widely for magazines and was a presenter at the Hemingway Society International Conference in 2022, speaking about the time Ernest Hemingway spent in Wyoming. Now entering its 10th year, the Left Bank Writers Retreat takes place August 31 – September 6, 2024, on the historic Île Saint-Louis in the heart of Paris. For information or to register, visit, or follow on Facebook (@leftbankwritersretreat).