Paris Comes To Denver

The Left Bank Writers Retreat Hosts a Paris Salon including a new play reading and a poetry reading

The Left Bank Writers Retreat (LBWR) in Paris is bringing its popular salon format to the left bank of the Platte in Denver.

For LBWR Alumni

Coming to Denver, November 2 and 3, the LBWR will bring the format of the Paris retreat to Denver with morning writing sessions, lunch at French Restaurants,a reading of Garrulous Connections a new play by Deb Caperton Ballard at 2 p.m. and a poetry reading at 5 p.m. by Sarah Suzor and Travis Cebula, and attendance of the Denver Art Museum’s “Passport to Paris” exhibition. The events will take place at the Denver Woman’s Press Club, 1325 S. Logan. Cost is $225.

For Friends of LBWR

The reading of the play Garrulous Connections and the poetry reading is free and open to the public. To reserve a seat at the play reading and/or poetry reading contact


Deb Caperton Ballard: Deb Caperton Ballard is a playwright from Texas. Her home base (with husband and dog) is in the Dallas area but she spends weeks at a time living and writing in her most inspiring and beloved second home, New York City. Deb has written several short plays, two of which have been produced on the Chicago stage - OLD FRIENDS in 2010 at The Prop Theater and I’M LOOKING THROUGH YOU went up at The Possibility Playhouse in 2011 as part of the Play in the Life Festival, ten plays based on Beatles songs.

GARRULOUS CONNECTIONS is Deb’s first full length and she still considers it a work in progress. Garrulous has had two staged readings in Texas -one at her home theater, Rockwall Community Playhouse, where she serves on the Board of Directors and another at the White Rock Bath House Cultural Center in Dallas. She is thrilled to share it with a Denver audience.

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 forthcoming collaboration, After the Fox, which is co-authored with Travis Cebula and will be available from Black Lawrence Press in 2014. 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.

Travis Cebula: Travis Cebula resides with his wife and trusty dog in Colorado, where he founded Shadow Mountain Press in 2009. His poems, photographs, essays, and stories have appeared internationally in various print and on-line journals. He has authored of six chapbooks of poetry, including Blossoms from Nothing, available in 2014 from E·Ratio Editions, as well as four full-length collections. The most recent of which, One Year in a Paper Cinema, is forthcoming soon from BlazeVOX Books. In 2011 Western Michigan University and Charles University in Prague awarded him the Pavel Srut Fellowship for Poetry.