The Writing Barn

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 its grounds are a quiet and quaint spot for rest and relaxation within 20 minutes of downtown Austin.




The Writing Barn Presents

Complete Picture Book Workshop with Sylvie Frank, Danielle Smith, and Jessixa Bagley

March 23, 2017 – March 26, 2017

Featuring: Editor at Paula Wiseman Books / Simon & Schuster Sylvie Frank Lupine Grove Creative, agent Danielle Smith and esteemed author/illustrator Jessixa Bagley March 23-26, 2017     Our 2014, 2015 and 2016 Complete Picture Book Workshops SOLD OUT and each intensive has resulted in a writer (or two) being signed by the visiting agent (See Writing Barn Success Stories) …

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Write NOW!

February 28, 2017 – February 28, 2017

Gather new ideas and energy at our Write NOW! session at the Writing Barn on Tuesday, February, 28, 7:30-9:00PM. Super-charge your work in progress, gather new ideas, and reconnect with your writer-self. In 90 inspired minutes, you’ll tap into your creativity with writing exercises led by Writing Barn Staff. The Barn will provide FREE wine …

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Latest Blogs


Success Story Spotlight with Gloria Amescua

Success Story Spotlight Interview with Gloria Amescua   The Austin Literary Community is a tight knit group of talented writers, illustrators, publishers, and industry gurus, alike. When one person is successful it isn’t difficult to celebrate that success as if it were our own. Many times, we here at The Writing Barn aren’t just friends with …

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The Power of Prompts: Sparking Creativity for Fiction Writing

The Power of Prompts: Sparking Creativity for Fiction Writing #WBReflects By Sophie Velasquez Starting a new story of any length or context can be daunting. As writers, we often start with a single concept or idea that we hope to bring to life through the development of characters, setting, plot, conflict, and so on. We …

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