Spring Workshops & More!

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Hello Writers! Spring has sprung! Thank you for visiting Gertrude’s Writing Room over the fall and winter months – we’ve got many exciting workshops in store for the spring!

We look forward to gathering with you to write, read and share delicious snacks!

Here are our spring workshops. Registration is opened for all!

SPRING SESSION IS FROM APRIL TO JUNE 2019

LAUGHTER YOGA, WRITING & WALKING
Friday, May 24, 2019
6pm – 8:30pm
Gertrude’s Writing Room
Teachers: Janice Smith & Vanessa Shields
Cost: $40.00

FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO REGISTER – CLICK HERE

THE WRITING PARENT – Blogging, Books & More
Saturday, June 1, 2019
1pm – 4pm
Gertrude’s Writing Room
Teachers: Shelley Haggert
Cost: $45.00

FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO REGISTER – CLICK HERE

WRITE YOUR BODY RIGHT – Using Your Body As Writing Inspiration
Saturday, June 8, 2019
12pm – 3pm
Gertrude’s Writing Room
Cost: $50.00
Teachers: Vanessa Shields & Lucy Rosu
A portion of the cost will be donated to the Bulimia, Anorexia Nervosa Association (BANA) of Windsor

FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO REGISTER – CLICK HERE

RAISE YOUR VOICE – Identifying Your Writing Voice
Saturday, June 22, 2019
1pm – 3pm
Gertrude’s Writing Room
Teacher: Alley Biniarz
Cost: $30.00

FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO REGISTER – CLICK HERE

L-R: Samantha Badaoa, Marty Gervais, Mary Ann Mulhern. Photo credit: Miller Shields
Photo credit: Miller Shields
Photo credit Miller Shields
Photo credit Miller Shields

We’ll see you soon for tea!

SPRING CLASSES ANNOUNCED!

Happy Spring, Writers!

We are bursting to announce our spring class roster! We’ve got two classes that will help cultivate and BLOOM your creative writing soul! Registrations are open! 

 

POETRY OF THE MASTERS – LOVE POETRY REDUX
Five-Week Poetry Class
Thursdays from 6:30pm – 8:30pm
April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16
Teacher: Vanessa Shields
Cost: $130.00

TO REGISTER – CLICK HERE!

 

EKPHRASTIC WRITING CLASS
Four-Week Writing Class
Wednesdays from 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Week One – Poetry – May 29
Week Two – Poetry – June 5
Week Three – Fiction Scene – June 12
Week Four – Character Sketch – June 19
Teachers: Vanessa Shields & Alley Biniarz
Cost: $120.00

TO REGISTER – CLICK HERE!

STAY TUNED FOR SPRING WORKSHOPS! ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING SOON!

Oh The Love! Erotic Writing & More

We’ve been having a blast at Gertrude’s Writing Room this winter – feeling the love! Our Erotic Writing Workshop was very hot stuff! We learned about the history of erotic writing, we read erotic poetry and scenes from some of the world’s best erotica. And we wrote – oh boy, did we write! Turns out every can write erotica!

Our Powerful Prompts for Teens workshop was filled with love too – love of sweets, love of art, love of music, and love of writing. We gathered under the gentle and inspiring guidance of S. Rebecca Leigh for an afternoon of creative writing prompts and art making.

We’re heading into March and there some exciting workshops and classes that are still open for registration.

Comic Book Writing For Kids (Workshop) – CLICK HERE FOR INFO

The Prayer Box – Writing for Your Daily Spirit (Workshop) – CLICK HERE FOR INFO

The Original Stories – Writing out the Voices (Class) – CLICK HERE FOR INFO

Hope to see you at Gertrude’s Writing Room!

Laughter Yoga – So Much Fun!

We had another session of Laughter Yoga & Writing at the end of January – on the coldest day in history, as a matter of fact!!! It was a kinda perfect workshop to have as laughing MAKES YOU NICE AND WARM! Twelve of us gathered around the table to laugh and write! We shared in some delicious healthy (and some sweet!) treats and sipped warm tea and coffee.

Remember: the brain doesn’t know the different between real laughter and fake laughter – so laugh away and you’ll burn calories, get your blood flowing and keep your brain active and intelligent!

We will be holding another Laughter Yoga & Writing Workshop in the spring. So stay tuned…and until then – keep laughing!

Laughter Yoga coach Janice Smith!

Beautifully Busy & A Note on the Weather!

LOVE IS IN THE AIR…AND IN THE WORDS TOO!

February is love month and we’re not holding back offering an erotic writing workshop and a love poetry class! We hope you’re inspired to spread you love to the page!

January despite the wild weather and back-to-school busy-ness, we kept the space busy as well! The crew from Scribes & Songsters stopped by to film three interviews for their delightful show! Check out their facebook and social media because Gertrude’s Writing Room will also be on one of their episodes! Find out about how owner Vanessa Shields started dreaming about the special place that is Gertrude’s Writing Room! Thanks Scribes & Songsters!

Host of Scribes & Songsters Veronique Mandel in the space preparing for an interview.

If you’re interested in what it looks like to edit a manuscript – here’s part of the process! Laying out all the pages and focusing on order and balance. This is a children’s book manuscript. Have a project that needs editing? Click here to find out details about editing through Gertrude’s Writing Room.

What it looks like to edit a manuscript!

The Monsters, Aliens, Short Stories & Friends workshop was a massive hit! We’re planning another workshop led by Ben and Christian! Stay tuned!

Once again, our Laughter Yoga & Writing Workshop is SOLD OUT! Thank you so much everyone for registering! We will continue to offer this wonderful workshop so long as you keep giving us love for it!

And that NOTE ABOUT THE WEATHER! If you are registered for a class or workshop and it is cancelled, you will receive a phone call from Vanessa Shields to let you know. Otherwise, the class/workshop will go on as scheduled. Please allow extra travel time for safety!

Thanks for all you love, writers! See you soon!