Penning in Paris 2018


I’m excited to reveal the next version of my annual jaunt to the city of light, Penning in Paris! Join moi for five days exploring the City of Light through led writing workshops July 23-27.

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PARISParis, France
July 23-27, 2018

I’m excited to reveal the next version of my annual jaunt to the city of light, Penning in Paris! Join moi for five days exploring the City of Light through led writing workshops July 23-27.

Each day will include a leisurely breakfast followed by morning writing workshops with most afternoons free for additional writing. Afternoons or evenings will include outings such as yoga in Luxembourg Gardens, savory tea time at Ladurée, jaunts to favorite English bookstores, cruise on the Seine, and meditation in Paris’ oldest church.

Picture yourself writing in cafés where Hemingway and de Beauvoir wrote, sharing your literary dreams, and deepening your commitment to a writing project. In our workshops you’ll learn writing tools, tips to find your voice, how to create a book outline, how to create powerful openings, ways to structure your prose, the path to publication, and more.

There will be daily unscheduled space for exploring the city on your own by tiptoeing through the Tuileries, window shopping along the Champs Élysées, visiting Mona Lisa at the Louvre (or a favorite Monet at Musée d’Orsay), and sipping a cup of café au lait at a sidewalk café.

This adventure is for experienced or aspiring writers longing to connect with their creative spark and explore an inspiring city with a like-hearted group.

Investment: $2395 [$500 deposit holds your spot + $1895 balance due 4/1/2018.].


eiffel towerIncludes: Four nights at a boutique hotel (double occupancy) with free WIFI, breakfasts, two yoga practices, five writing workshops, meditation, a writer’s goody bag, an afternoon lunch at Ladurée, a champagne tasting Seine cruise, Metro tickets, and sensory surprises.

Cherry on Top: Exclusive access to a special France podcast series, Facebook group, and private website with tips on writing, retreat preparations, and more.

Not included: Airfare, transportation to hotel, and other meals.

Only a few spots available, early registration encouraged.

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A unique retreat, I can’t think of any other teacher/host or set up like this, and I’ve been on plenty of retreats – pleasure, creativity, camaraderie and spirituality without over-worthiness or guilt. And everyone came back thoroughly inspired and nourished. What other retreat takes place in a way so deeply immersed in – rather than escaping from – the beauties of the world? While eating rose flavoured sorbet? While meditating in the oldest church in Paris, or drinking champagne with like minded ladies? I loved it.

I highly recommend Penning in Paris. It was a lovely experience in a beautiful city. Kimberly is the perfect host. She helped me find the inspiration, direction, and motivation to become a better writer. I appreciated her guidance on finding my voice. It was great to write and share with a group of supportive, like-minded women. I now have the courage to start my own blog. I would do this retreat again!

Anyone who is at all interested in the Paris retreat should honor their heart and inner writer by signing up. Kimberly sets the stage for a life changing experience on so many levels. I can’t recommend it enough!

This retreat had the perfect balance of structured time and free time. It was fun as well as productive and inspirational. The workshops were instrumental in helping me break through some personal barriers, leaving me with lots of new writing tools and focused goals that will be useful for a long time to come. The new friends I’ve made as a result of this experience are priceless!

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