The Writing Barn

The Writing Barn is book lover’s haven. Situated on the 7.5 wooded acre homestead of author Bethany Hegedus in Austin, Texas, The Writing Barn is a book lover’s haven. Whether retreating at the Book House, The Cabin, or attending one of the many events and workshops held at The Writing Barn you will have every opportunity to retreat, create and celebrate.

With floor to ceiling bookshelves, rows of instructional craft books, free wi-fi, and no television, The Writing Barn  and it’s grounds are a quiet and quaint spot for rest and relaxation within 20 minutes of downtown Austin.

The Writing Barn Presents

Memoir Writers’ Intensive: Mastering the Art of Being Yourself on the Page with Theo Pauline Nestor

March 26, 2015 – March 29, 2015

 Mastering the Art of Being Yourself on the Page: Memoir Writers’ Intensive with Theo Pauline Nestor Think of the memoirs you love the most and likely you count the narrators of those books among your closest friends. They’ve made you howl with laughter and comforted you in times of sorrow. But how, as writers, do …

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Perfecting the Picture Book I

January 26, 2015 – March 02, 2015

Join us for the 3rd offering of Perfecting the Picture Book I with novelist and acclaimed picture book author Bethany Hegedus. THIS will be the ONLY time Perfecting the Picture Book I is offered in 2015, and it will be completed before the Austin SCBWI Conference on March 6-7th.  Whether new to writing picture books, or …

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Austin: LitCity

Authors Greg Garrett, Owen Egerton & Sarah Bird

Event Recap: Greg Garrett at BookPeople

The rainy Austin night was the perfect scene to hear Greg Garrett discuss the afterlife with authors Sarah Bird and Owen Egerton on Thursday, January 22nd at BookPeople. With St. Arnold’s beer flowing and the slick, rain-soaked roads outside, folks eagerly holed up on the second floor of our city’s finest independent bookstore to toy with notions of what comes next, what death leads us to.

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Austin SCBWI Working Conference: March 7/8 Lodging Specials

Austin SCBWI Working Conference: March 7/8 Lodging Specials Will you be attending the 2015 Austin SCBWI Working Conference on March 7th and 8th being held at the South Austin Marriott–about a ten to fifteen minute drive from The Writing Barn? Are you traveling with writing friends or your critique group? Would you like to decompress …

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Austin Author Spotlight with Mary Helen Specht

By Jessica Hincapie The Writing Barn is thrilled to be kicking off the year with our newest program, Austin Author Spotlight, in which each month The Writing Barn will interview a local author about his or her upcoming work, and then later host them for a free Wine and Words event the third Wednesday of …

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