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

The Art of the Sale: with best-selling authors Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

January 08, 2015 – January 11, 2015

Join us at The Writing Barn for a creative weekend of craft and camaraderie with best-selling authors and best friends, Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian. Event Details: Siobhan Vivian and Jenny Han have collectively published sixteen books, from picture books through young adult, and have over ten years of experience in the book business, from book buyer to librarian to …

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National Readathon Day: Free Programming

January 24, 2015 – January 24, 2015

The Writing Barn is a cozy, comfortable spot for some serious reading. That’s why we’re excited to offer this FREE Saturday reading party in celebration of National Readathon Day on January 24th.Courtesy of The National Book Foundation, GoodReads, Mashable and Penguin Random House, January 24, 2015 from 12:00PM-4:00PM has been declared National Readathon Day, its mission being to expand and nourish a nation of readers and help fund endeavors to educate, tutor and raise excitement over reading books.

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What’s Happening in the Austin Book World Dec. 11- Dec. 18

By Samantha Ortiz Hello everyone!! Hopefully you all are ready for a busy week. There is plenty going on in the Austin Book World this week. Make sure you head out and take advantage of the great events around the community. From stories for the little ones, cocktails with the friends, to birthday celebrations, this …

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Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian, SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE & THE LONG GAME, LECTURE ONLY spots $100 OR $175 for Both Lectures

The Writing Barn presents: The Art of the Sale: with best-selling authors Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian January 8-11, 2015. A lecture only coupling will take place January 9-10, with two different lecture options, and there are a limited number of seats for each! Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian aren’t just BFFs. They’re also bestselling YA novelists …

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Rejecting Rejection with Elizabeth White

This week’s Rejecting Rejection is a unique piece that brings a new light to the art of writing. Elizabeth White-Olsen shares her two passions with us, in this enlightening piece about Birds and Words. Whether you believe it or not, the two have a lot in common. Read Olsen’s piece to find out how. Birds …

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