The Top Drawer
Winners! Summer 21 Poetry Contest.
July 21, 2021Thanks to all the poets from all over Canada who entered our Summer 21 Poetry Contest. Today, the 21st we take great pleasure in announcing and congratulating the top three winners: Drum roll please……...
A True Story
July 14, 2021Life is unbelievable but you still have to write it...convincingly.
10 Ways To Use Personal Papers
July 10, 2021Paper is the writer’s friend, especially when you have a great idea in a restaurant and want to scribble down the main points but your cell phone is dead and your laptop is back at home and the ...
Thoughts on Writing Memoir
July 7, 2021A few weeks ago, we ran a guest blog by Heidi Croot called “Is Writing Memoir Worth it?” Heidi gave us many reasons why, for her, it definitely is, and today we are pleased to add to those thoughts wi...
Retreats & Workshops
Online Masterclass WorkshopsMasterclass workshops now online: Editing Intensive & Crafting Scenes
Fall Retreat 2021: Re-emergingIn 2021, you can choose from a 3-day, 5-day or 7-day escape to write,
On-demand WorkshopsChoose your workshop, gather your colleagues and book your date. Writescape comes to you to deliver inspiration, expertise and support.
Custom RetreatsFrom weekend get-a-ways to week-long retreats, you tell us what you need and when you need it. Writescape will work with you to make it happen at Glentula on the shores of Lake Seymour.
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.