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

Week in Residency with Kristen Paige Madonia

September 25, 2016 – October 01, 2016

We are thrilled to add A Week in Residency with… to our ongoing intensive programming here at The Writing Barn. A Week in Residency with…. will be held once or twice a year, and this program combines the best of what we offer: deep craft instruction, dedicated workshop and revision time on a work-in-progress, as …

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SOLD OUT! In Depth Day of Craft and Convo with Literary Agent Erzsi Deak

May 07, 2016 – May 07, 2016

Looking for NEW Talent / Meet the Agent An In-Depth Day of Craft and Conversation with Erzsi Deak of  Hen & ink Literary   Spend the day with agent and author Erzsi Deak of Hen &ink Literary at The Writing Barn in Austin, Texas, who is actively seeking new talent in the picture book and middle …

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Austin: LitCity

What’s Going on in the Austin Book Community May 5th – May 11th

Lit City: What’s Going on in the Austin Book World May 5th – May 11th May is here, and with it, many literary celebrations! Join BookKids in celebrating Eat What You Want Day, as well as Malvern Books in releasing college literary journals and having local author readings! This week is full of events, Q&A’s, and literary parties. …

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Austin Author Spotlight Interview with Carin Channing

This month, The Writing Barn is thrilled to feature Carin Channing, writer, doodler, meditator, WB regular and more as we talk about her book, 365 Days of Doodling: Discovering the Joys of Being Creative Every Day. And don’t forget to come to The Writing Barn, Wednesday May 25th, 7:30 – 9:00, for our monthly Words …

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Event Recap: Book Reading/Signing with Bestselling Author Cassandra Clare

Bestselling Author Cassandra Clare, known for her Shadowhunter Series, read from and signed her newest book, Lady Midnight. Tickets sold fast for a Q&A night at St. Edwards University with the creator of the Shadowhunters and the Dark Artifices. Writing Barn Intern Sydney Chandler was able to grab a ticket for Cassandra Clare’s event and gathered some fun facts and …

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