The Top Drawer
Nurturing Young Writers
September 15, 2021Their words, their way...
10 tips for a successful live reading
September 10, 2021Make the most of reading opportunities
Too Good to be True?
September 8, 2021Hook, line and sinker...almost. Edit to sniff out the scams.
Binge-worthy Podcasts for Writers
September 1, 2021Listen up! Guest blogger, Lori Twining shares her favourite writing podcasts.
Retreats & Workshops
Ten of DiamondsGet your Copy here...
Fall Retreat 2021: Re-emergingIn 2021, you can choose from a 3-day, 5-day or 7-day escape to write,
Fall WorkshopsThis October, engage readers with effective dialogue and add story layers with personal papers
On-demand WorkshopsChoose your workshop, gather your colleagues and book your date. Writescape comes to you to deliver inspiration, expertise and support.
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.