HOURLY RATES


Gertrude’s Writing Room is a gathering place for writers. If you are interested in writing in a creative, safe space that is fully accessible with bathrooms and a kitchen, writing tables and desks, and comfy reading chairs and a sofa – then this is your writing sanctuary.

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.

To retreat is to withdrawal, but it is also to re-enter. For the sake of your words, your stories, your expression, retreating into your writing is a powerful gift that not only enhances your skills, but excites your muse, heightens your creative awareness, expands your imagination, and harnesses your confidence so you can stand passionate and strong in the mastery of your writing life.

*FREE STUFF GUARANTEED*

FREE PARKING
FREE WIFI
FREE COFFEE, TEA, WATER
FREE SMILES

*FOR EVERYONE WHO’S IN THE WRITING ROOM*

FULLY ACCESSIBLE ENTRANCE
FULLY ACCESSIBLE WASHROOMS
USE OF KITCHEN
USE OF BOOKS
USE OF TYPEWRITERS


Retreats By the Hour

SLOW & STEADY RATES FOR SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER

HOURLY RATES ARE FOR 1-2 HOUR SESSIONS. If you intend to spend more than 3 hours in the writing room, rates change (get cheaper!), so please send an email to Vanessa to discuss the length of time you’d like to spend in the space.

PAYMENT CHOICES: debit, credit, paypal, e-transfer & cash


The Green Behemoth

  • outlets for tech/devices
  • view of the park
  • free use of any working typewriter
  • free use of any books for research/enjoyment
  • free wifi
  • unlimited free coffee, tea

$8.00/HOUR or two hours for $15.00


The Mac Table

Personal writing table for 1-3 people

  • Mac computer
  • outlets for tech/devices
  • view of the writing space & park
  • free use of any working typewriter
  • free use of any books for research/enjoyment
  • free wifi
  • unlimited free coffee, tea

*If you are using the Mac, please bring a USB key to save your work/remove it from the computer. (USB keys available for $2.00 each.)

$8.00/HOUR or two hours for $15.00


Writing table for groups (1-6)

  • large screen television for viewing and/or computer casting
  • outlets for tech/devices
  • view of writing space & park
  • free use of large wipe board
  • free use of working typewriters
  • free use of any books for research/enjoyment
  • free wifi
  • unlimited coffee, tea or water

$8.00/HOUR or two hours for $15.00 OR $5.00/HOUR friend rate for two people (so, two people = $10.00 for the hour or $15.00 for two hours)


Sitting Area & Library

A donation would be lovely. Books are available to read in the space. We’ve got hundreds of poetry books, books about writing craft, fiction books, non-fiction books, kids’ books and books by local authors. Books! Books! Books!


Books & Blankets

Bring a blanket and writing table with you into the park, and read or write under the sweet shade of a giant tree!

Donations are welcome for this romantic past time.

BOOK IT, BABY.

To book your visit and guarantee a workspace, please email shieldsvanessa@gmail.com with the date and time you’d like to come in. Work spaces are available on a first-come-first-book basis.