Gertrude's Writing Room
Gertrude’s Writing Room is a safe space designed to inspire, motivate and cultivate creative writing. There are desks, tables, comfy chairs, a sofa, typewriters and *so many books* for your writing pleasure! The space is inspired by the whimsy of creativity and the heart of Paris in the 1920s.
Every part of the space is usable for your writing life!
JUNE - JULY - AUGUST
We'd love to be open Monday to Friday from 10AM - 3PM. Some weeks, we'll be able to offer these hours, but others...well, we'll be answering Nature's calls whispering from forests or singing from sandy beaches. In the summer, schedules shift and we are going with the flow of our family and work callings.
We will post our weekly hours each Monday here and on our socials.
But please know that if you'd like to book the space, we will do our best to accommodate you! So, don't hesitate to send an email or give Vanessa a call and book your time in our writing room. Don't forget - we've got quilts and little desks you can take into the park too!
JUNE 27 - 30
Open Monday - Wednesday - 10am - 3pm
Open Monday & Tuesday 10am - 3pm
Wednesday-Friday by appointment only
We offer a variety of writing workshops across genres. Workshops last 1 - 3 hours or the whole day! We've got something for everyone - and we're open to new collaborations and themes, so let us know what you're interested in learning!
“Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works.”
Self - Guided Writing Retreats
Your space, your time, your mastery
Gertrude’s Writing Room is a gathering place for writers. It exists for writers like you to have a creative space in which to write, read, play, create and retreat. The writing retreat comes in many variations. We believe it is essential for writers to give themselves the gift of time and space in which to retreat from their necessary ‘normal’ so to enhance their creative writing lives. When you need to step outside of your daily routine, come here and step into a creative oasis that will inspire your mind and body! Read, write, walk, eat - repeat!
You can book any desk or table in the space for writing, reading, creating or working. You can use the space for an hour or for the whole day. We'll talk and make the space work for your creative life.
For hourly, daily & weekend rates
Book Clubs, Meetings & More
A unique and inviting alternative to a coffee shop, board room or living room you just don't want to clean (!), Gertrude's Writing Room is a lovely space for small gatherings of creative or friendly pursuits. Free coffee, tea and wifi make the space comparable to other locations offering the same. We also have free parking, fully accessible space/bathrooms, a kitchen and, oh yes, a park!
So consider Gertrude's Writing Room as a delightful space for your next gathering!
Space rental fees are considered based on your gathering. Food can be ordered in - we have real plates and cutlery!