Your Retreat, Your Way
Does your writing group want a private, customized retreat where…
- writing and workshopping space is provided
- a peaceful, natural setting will encourage your muse to create
- all meals are catered
- a 24-hour beverage station is available
- a professional writer and editor is on hand for support
- customized programming can be provided
- rates are budget friendly
From 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. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org; 705-778-5139 or leave a comment below.
Writescape’s custom Just Write! retreats are held at Glentula on the shores of Lake Seymour just over an hour east of Durham Region. Bookings can be made in all seasons. Gwynn and Don and the two house cats will be happy to welcome you.
Nestled in the forest, on the shores of Lake Seymour, Glentula offers peace and inspiration. Five acres of forest and walking trails, steams 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.
Gwynn is onsite and ready to support your writing. After-dinner campfire readings give participants an opportunity for group feedback. Optional warm-up writing sessions and activities can be arranged.
Glentula is a private cottage home with single and double occupancy rooms. All your meals and snacks are provided. This intimate retreat space accommodates five to eight participants. Registration includes accommodations, meals and all-day access to beverages and snacks.
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