The Top Drawer
10 tips on deciphering old handwriting
November 10, 2022An old letter can be gold in your research provided you can read it!
October 26, 2022Spice up your writing when you use the seasons to add extra flavour.
10 Canadian Autumn Books
October 10, 2022Cozy up with a season appropriate book from our autumn tribute to Canadian books and authors.
September 28, 2022Take a risk and elevate your creativity.
Retreats & Workshops
Riverside RetreatEscape to write May to September 2022, at Riverside Cottages
Ten of DiamondsGet your Copy here...
Living Underground: a novelA novel by Ruth E. Walker
Fall WorkshopsSept 8, 15 & 22 immerse in creative writing in a free workshop series with Ruth E. Walker
Two writers with a mission to inspire
When Gwynn Scheltema and Ruth Walker launched Writescape in autumn 2008 they wanted their retreats and workshops to offer more than a standard program. They wanted to create an extraordinary experience. So they committed (more…)
We bring passion and focus to your Writescape experience. From delivering innovative and engaging workshops to creating inspiring retreats, the Writescape Team pays attention to even the smallest detail. Gwynn, Ruth and Heather are award-winning professional writers with a wealth of experience: novels, short stories, coaching, freelancing and more. They share a love of words and a desire to help you move forward on your writing journey.
Gwynn Scheltema wears many hats: professional editor, publisher, poet and tax expert. She produces and co-hosts the writing industry radio show Word on the Hills. The Timothy Findley Creative Writing Award and Toronto Star Short Story Contest are only a taste of her writing kudos.
Ruth E. Walker mentors writers of all ages and abilities. Her very first submission won the Canadian Living magazine’s short story contest, and she’s never looked back. She writes it all: poetry, fiction, plays, nonfiction. Her novel Living Underground is now in second printing.