Renew Your Writing at a Creative Writing Retreat in Paris
Visit the locations featured in Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris”
Registration for the 2016 retreat is closed,
but join us next year, June 18-23, 2017.
Click here for information about 2017 registration and fees.
In June 2017, join a small group of writers (maximum of eight) in the magical setting of Paris’s Left Bank and spend a week being immersed in new experiences. Part writers’ workshop, part tour of Paris, the Left Bank Writers Retreat is for anyone who would like to break out of a rut and build writing momentum.
Who should attend? Writers of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, memoir, drama or simply whatever moves you at the moment. Any project you are working on will benefit from the writing techniques of Left Bank Writers like Stein, Hemingway and Fitzgerald.
Do I need to be an experienced writer? All writers from beginners to professionals will benefit from this retreat.
What is the format of the retreat? Each morning our group will work on writing projects, and we’ll spend afternoons exploring the city’s museums, parks, cafes and little-known literary haunts.
What is included in my registration fee? Your registration fee includes morning workshops, a fabulous lunch each day, snacks, museum passes, literary tours, a wine tasting, Seine boat ride and Metro tickets. (You’ll be responsible for your hotel accommodations, transportation to Paris and other meals). The retreat will be based at a hotel on the Ile Saint Louis offering a special package for Left Bank Writers.
“Accidental” montage from the Left Bank Writers Retreat writing workshop in Paris, June 2014. Luxembourg Gardens and more.
Here’s what writers from the 2014 retreat are saying:
“I’ve been writing up a storm ever since returning from Paris.”
“Still blissing out in a post-Paris wash of joy! It was absolutely magical, alchemical, and such a great time, too!”
“I have loved being part of the LBRW. I have loved sitting down in the gardens writing, reading, I have loved eating and visiting museums. I have loved walking through the streets of Paris.”
“This trip gave me renewed enthusiasm for writing, after having been in somewhat of a slump for new ideas. Thanks so much to everyone for making the retreat such a wonderful experience.”
“If you are a writer, you really should check out the LEFTBANK WRITERS RETREAT. It is the best thing I have done for my writing life in years, possibly ever.”
‘I am about to become spokesperson for Left Bank Writers. No kidding. I think EVERY WRITER should do this. It’s too good to be true. Your tuition for the class includes lunch every day. Lunch every day is in a Fine Restaurant, most with literary history, all with great food and wine. And you never pay a thing, except maybe a few coins in the tip.’ – Deb
‘My whole experience of Paris was wonderful, and I loved, loved the writer’s retreat. I would not have come away so inspired without it nor would I have enjoyed Paris so thoroughly without everyone who was a part of it.’ – Maria G.
Your host is Darla Worden, a journalist whose publishing credentials include stints as a magazine editor and publisher. Worden has written hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles and published both fiction and nonfiction books. She is currently working on a nonfiction book and teaches creative writing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Denver, Colorado.