Just Write! at Glentula

Just Write! at Glentula

Three or Five days to Just Write!

If you want a retreat that won’t break the budget, try this three- or five-day getaway at Glentula on the shores of Lake Seymour just over an hour east of Durham.

Montage with words -- The many lovely faces of Glentula

Be inspired

Nestled in the forest, on the shores of Lake Seymour, Glentula offers peace and inspiration. Five acres of forest and walking trails, streams and lake, gardens, gazebos and secret hideaways. And inside, a bright workroom, book-lined study, or your own private room give plenty of options to write in.

Be supported

Gwynn is onsite and ready to support your writing. She is available for consultation and chats each afternoon. After-dinner readings give participants an opportunity for group feedback. Optional warm-up writing sessions and activities are available each morning.

Be comfortable

Glentula is a private cottage home with single and double occupancy rooms. All your meals and snacks are provided. This intimate retreat is open to a maximum of five participants: 3 single room (double or queen beds), 1 double occupancy (twin beds). Registration includes accommodations, meals and all-day access to beverages and snacks.

Your Just Write at Glentula retreat program includes:

DAY ONE:

  • 9 am: Arrive and settle in ; explore the grounds, or start your writing right away.
  • 10:30 am: Introductory session to meet your fellow writers, and find out what’s on offer. Warm up your pen with a few creative writing exercise and sharing.
  • Noon: self-serve lunch in the dining room: hot soup or crockpot fare, breads, cheese, salads, fruit & cookies
  • Afternoon: Private writing time. Situation-themed prompts drawing inspiration from the woods and the lake available at “Inspiration Stations.”
  • 5:30 pm: Cottage-style BBQ dinner (dine al fresco, weather permitting); writerly fun and discussion..

DAY TWO:

  • 7  to 9 am: Self-serve breakfast: hot or cold cereal, fruit and juice, yoghurt,eggs, toast, muffins and bagels.
  • 9:30 am: Warm-up writing prompts and freefall, followed by silent writing time.
  • 12:30 pm: self-serve lunch
  • Afternoon: free time to write or relax. Situation-themed prompts drawing inspiration from the woods and the lake available at “Inspiration Stations.” Gwynn available for one-on-one discussion of your writing project.
  • Evening: sit down, three-course dinner. Group readings (at the campfire, weather permitting), feedback and discussion or writerly activities.

DAY THREE:

  • 7  to 9 am: Self-serve breakfast
  • 9:30 am: Warm-up writing prompts and freefall, followed by silent writing time.
  • 12:30 pm: self-serve lunch
  • Afternoon: free time to write or relax. Situation-themed prompts drawing inspiration from the woods and the lake available at “Inspiration Stations.” Gwynn available for one-on-one discussion of your writing project.
  • 4 pm:  Closing session.

Next date Available:  August 9,10 & 11

Registration:

3 Days: $385

5 Days: $545

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HST will be charged at checkout. HST # 821104853RT0001

Getting There:

Glentula is at 101 Morningside Drive, Havelock, ON. Click here for directions.

Gwynn Scheltema is a professional writer and editor, and creative writing teacher who has taught for over 25 years, at community colleges, private colleges, government conferences, retreats and day and evening workshops. She is also an award-winning fiction writer and poet and winner of the Timothy Findley Creative Writing Award. Her stories have placed in the Toronto Star Short Story Contest, the Canadian Authors Association contest, and others. She was a founding fiction editor for Lichen, Arts & Letters Preview for nine years, and her fiction and poetry have been published in Canada and Europe in literary journals, anthologies, and magazines. She currently co-hosts and produces Word on the Hills on Northumberland Radio 89.7FM

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Just Write! at Glentula

  1. Interested, Could you put me in touch with respondent who wants to share the double, if there might be such a person. (female); Also will there perhaps be another opportunity for such a retreat closer to the fall?
    Thanks
    Deirdre

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