Registration & Payment Information

HOW TO REGISTER FOR A CLASS/WORKSHOP
All writers must reserve a spot in a class or workshop by contacting Vanessa Shields and by paying in-full for the class or workshop.

Classes and workshops will always have maximum attendance numbers. These numbers are located in the class/workshop descriptions and vary depending on the class/workshop.

RESERVATIONS ARE MADE ON A FIRST-PAY-FIRST-RESERVE-basis for all workshops and classes (this includes ‘free’ workshops – registration contact must be made to reserve a spot). 

HERE’S HOW TO REGISTER & PAY!

Reserve your seat in a class or workshop by calling Vanessa at 519-999-2314 OR emailing her at shieldsvanessa@gmail.com.

*Please note: payment for class/workshop registration will not happen during scheduled classes/workshop/event times.  Appointments must be made at alternate times.

RESERVATION VIA EMAIL

Please write: CLASS/WORKSHOP REGISTRATION in the subject line.

Within the email, please include the following contact information:

  • The class/workshop you want to register for (Class Name/Workshop Title)
  • Your full name
  • Your mailing address
  • Your phone number
  • Your email
  • Any food allergies
  • HOW YOU WOULD LIKE TO PAY

Emails will be answered within 1-2 business days, and are kept in order of when they are received based on the date.

RESERVATION VIA TELEPHONE

If you are reserving by telephone, please call 519-999-2314 and leave the following information on the voicemail (or be prepared to give the following information to Vanessa when she answers!):

  • The class/workshop you want to register for (Class Name/Workshop Title)
  • Your full name
  • Your phone number
  • HOW YOU WOULD LIKE TO PAY

When your phone call is returned, Vanessa will get the rest of the contact information she needs (email, mailing address, food allergies), and confirm your payment method.

Phone calls will be returned within 1-2 business days. Messages will be kept in order of when they are received.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding Registration, please let Vanessa know via email (shieldsvanessa@gmail.com).

PAYMENT METHODS

Registration is only complete when full payment for the class/workshop has been received.

There are several ways to pay for things at Gertrude’s Writing Room. We will do our best to be accommodating at all times regarding how to pay.

  1. Cash – Writers can pay cash for classes and workshops in person by going to Gertrude’s Writing Room and paying Vanessa directly. Please confirm office hours to make an appointment with Vanessa. Office hours change, but Vanessa is always available via email (shieldsvanessa@gmail.com – please write ‘Payment Appointment Request’ in the subject line) or phone (519-999-2314) to make an appointment.
  2. Debit/Credit In-Person – Writers can pay with a credit card using the Square system available at Gertrude’s Writing Room. Currently, debit/credit payments must be made in person. Please confirm office hours to make an appointment with Vanessa. Office hours change, but Vanessa is always available via email (shieldsvanessa@gmail.com – please write ‘Payment Appointment Request’ in the subject line) or phone (519-999-2314) to make an appointment.
  3. Cheque – Please make cheques payable to Vanessa Shields. Please be sure to hand-deliver or mail the cheque before the class/workshop begins (please see Registration Information for full details on Registration). If you are mailing the cheques, please mail them to 2695 Everts Ave, Windsor, ON, N9E 2T9.
  4. Paypal – PayPal instructions:

– Go to paypal.com

– If not already registered for PayPal please sign up then continue

– Go to SEND MONEY

– TO: shieldsvanessa@gmail.com

– AMOUNT: $_____CAD (enter the full amount of the class/workshop)

– I’m paying for goods or services

– FROM: (your email address)

*Customer support for PayPal can be reached at 1-877-569-1116 or by clicking on the “Help” option when you sign into your account.

5. Interac e-transfers through on-line banking or Smartphone/Cell phone app:

– Go to your banking website or banking telephone app

– Go to ‘transfers’ →  Interac e-transfers

– Create an account for our transaction (follow the prompts via your banking website/phone app)

– Send to email address: shieldsvanessa@gmail.com

– Create a password using the generic sentence: ‘What does Vanessa teach?’  Password: writing

*For help with e-transfers please call your online banking provider.

Please see our Cancellation and other policies by clicking HERE.

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