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“About Ernest” Newsletter

Bring a Friend to Paris

Dear friends,

Because everything is better with a friend, I wanted to let my newsletter readers know about a special discount on my upcoming Left Bank Writers Retreat in Paris if you register with a friend! But you’ll need to act fast and register by June 15 to get the special pricing on the September experience – see below for details…

Best regards,



IT TAKES TWO To encourage the kind of creative sharing and camaraderie in my upcoming Left Bank Writers Retreat that evoked creativity in author Ernest Hemingway and his writer friends in 1920s Paris, I’m announcing a new “better-with-a-friend referral discount” for this year’s Paris adventure, August 31-September 6. I’m offering a $200
discount—each!—on the $2,199 retreat tuition for two friends who register for this year’s Left Bank Writers Retreat by June 15. Over the years we’ve had many writers attend the retreat with a friend and I’ve seen how that collaboration can enhance their writing process – and continue as writing support after our time in Paris ends. At the same time, it’s just fun to share a special travel experience like this with a friend!

Paris, France, is the ultimate
location for the Left Bank Writers 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. The $2,199 tuition (only $1,999 for two friends who both register by June 15) 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. Reserve your spot with a $500 deposit – fully refundable through
July 1, 2024 – on the website registration page. I’ll email to confirm the registration and give instructions if you’re registering with a friend.

Hope to see you (both!) in Paris…


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Past Newsletters

“About Ernest” April 2024 Newsletter

I admit it, I had a crush on George Plimpton—who didn’t? George was a visiting instructor when I was in graduate school, and he was so tall you could immediately see him in a room holding court as he told stories, so charming with his eyes that crinkled at the corners and patrician accent that drew you in.

“About Ernest” March 2024 Newsletter

You’ll notice I’ve changed the name of the newsletter to reflect work on my new book as well as a variety of Hemingway-related topics. With Spring around the corner, it reminds me of “printemps” in Paris, a time I love. This year however I’ll be returning in September, another beautiful time of year (aren’t all seasons in Paris beautiful?), and I invite you to join me.