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

Complete Picture Book Workshop: The Past, Present and Future of This Hard to Master Form

April 30, 2015 – May 03, 2015

THE COMPLETE PICTURE BOOK WORKSHOP: THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THIS HARD TO MASTER FORM with NYPL, SLJ Blogger Fuse#8 Production , and PB author Betsy Bird, founder of Neal Porter Books, an imprint at Roaringbrook Press, Neal Porter, and Upstart Crow literary agent and author Alexandra Penfold April 30 — May 3 Event …

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Words and Wine Wednesday with Natalia Sylvester

March 25, 2015 – March 25, 2015

It’s time for The Writing Barn’s second Words and Wine Wednesday, March 25th, 7:30-9:00PM. Typically the last Wednesday of each month, we open the Barn doors for everyone in the local literary community to venture out to our neck of the woods and join us in honoring a different featured author each month. Over wine and cheese, have …

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What’s Happening in the Austin Book World March 26-April 2

Hello everyone! I hope you all survived the chaos of sxsw. There is plenty for everyone in the Austin Book World this week, so if you need a chance to relax and wind down from all the craziness go out and enjoy what the book world has to offer. Also, its always fun to encourage …

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Event Recap: Words and Wine Wednesday with Natalia Sylvester

March 25th wound up being a breezy, warm day, and The Writing Barn welcomed the spring weather by holding March’s Words and Wine Wednesday event on the Barn’s party porch! With a great turnout of attendees and plenty of wine and cheese to go around, we listened intently to author Natalia Sylvester read an excerpt …

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Writing Barn Austin Author Spotlight Authors Shine in the New York Times

The Writing Barn just has to brag on some amazing local authors who’ve recently been featured in The New York Times’ Sunday Book Review.  Mary Helen Specht visited The Writing Barn in January as the guest author for our debut program, Words and Wine Wednesdays. She read aloud an excerpt from Migratory Animals, followed by a Q&A …

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