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

Advanced Writer Weekend Workshop: Exploring Narrative and Character Depth with Margo Rabb and Matt de la Peña

October 01, 2015 – October 04, 2015

Advanced Writer Weekend Workshop: Digging Deep: Exploring Narrative and Character Depth with novelists Margo Rabb and Matt de la Peña October 1st – 4th, 2015  Join Margo Rabb, Matt de la Pena. and teaching assistant Lindsey Lane for a long weekend of lectures, craft exercises, and workshop in Austin, Texas which has been called The Paris of YA. …

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NEW for Summer! Writing a Literary, Page-Turning Novel: a 6 week class with Natalia Sylvester

August 04, 2015 – September 08, 2015

Classes will meet from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday nights, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25 and 9/1 and 9/8.
It’s time to throw the myth of the literary navel-gazer into obscurity. Learn how to write a literary novel that feels both true and compelling in this six-week writing course that will focus on the intersection of creative expression and gripping storytelling.

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What’s Happening in The Austin Book World April 23-April 30

Hello Readers, I hope that you all have had an amazing week. Also, I hope that you have all been reading and engaging in the Austin Book World that we all love and appreciate so much. This week is full of events for everyone: from visiting songwriters, story time, signing and readings, to poetry readings. …

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Austin Author Spotlight with Greg Garrett

June’s Words and Wine Wednesday featured author is Greg Garrett, whose latest book, Entertaining Judgment: The Afterlife in Popular Imagination, explores the reasons why people tell tales about death and the afterlife. Also a professor of English at Baylor University, preacher and the Writer in Residence at the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, Garrett has proven incredibly …

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Summer 2015 Retreat Specials

Calling all Creatives—In and Out of the Lonestar State! It’s summer, which means the kids are home from school, the days are long, and the writing projects get pushed to the side. Don’t let the summer slip by without making strides in your creative endeavors! As a thank you to our regular customers, both NEAR AND …

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