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 with Donna Gephart and Tina Wexler

February 25, 2016 – February 28, 2016

Advanced Writer Weekend Workshop: Mastering the Middle Grade with award-winning author Donna Gephart  and ICM agent Tina Wexler About this Intensive: Most of us can remember at least one middle grade novel that made an indelible mark on us and helped shape us into who we are today. These books aimed at fourth through seventh …

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On the Journey: Deepening Character Development and Making the Ordinary, Extraordinary.

December 13, 2015 – December 13, 2015

On the Journey: Deepening Character Development and Making the Ordinary, Extraordinary with Nikki Loftin and Lynne Kelly     Sows’ Ears, Silk Purses: Transforming Mundane Moments in Our Writing by Nikki Loftin Ordinary moments happen in our lives, and in our writing. But an essential part of the writer’s job is to transform even the …

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Austin: LitCity

What’s Going on in the Austin Book World Oct. 22-28

This week, there are tons of wonderful authors coming to Austin both new and well-seasoned. From super storytimes to book releases, it’s bound to be a week full of literary excitement. There’s something for all readers of all ages – so make sure to make it out and join in on the fun in the …

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What My Last Book Taught Me Wednesday with Author, Nicole Griffin

What My Last Book Taught Me by Nicole Griffin There’s a quotation that regularly makes the rounds of the internet and Facebook in particular:  “Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”  E. L. Doctorow is …

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‘Tis Party Season at The Writing Barn: Book Your Event Now!

Holiday Parties! Corporate Retreats! The Writing Barn has been the chosen venue for number of day and weekend corporate retreats and a variety of parties: bridal showers, baby showers, book launches, craft events, girlfriend-get- togethers and more. Think of us this holiday season. Book your event now! If you are looking for a book-themed space …

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