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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Words and Wine with YA/MG Author Katherine Catmull

February 24, 2016 – February 24, 2016

Join us  February, 24th at The Writing Barn from 7:30 PM- 9:00 PM for another great Words and Wine Wednesday, featuring Austin’s very own Katherine Catmull. 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 …

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Austin: LitCity

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What’s Going on in the Austin Book Community Feb. 4th – Feb. 10th

Lit City: What’s Going on in the Austin Book World Feb. 4th – Feb. 10th 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 – …

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Austin Author Spotlight with author Katherine Catmull

This month, The Writing Barn is thrilled to support a Writing Barn regular, author and actor Katherine Catmull, who just released her new YA/Fantasy novel, The Radiant Road, out in January from Dutton/Penguin Press. Katherine has attended numerous workshops and programming at The Writing Barn and we are happy to see her hard work pay …

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Event Recap: Book Reading/Signing with Reed Farrel Coleman

Author Reed Farrel Coleman, author of twenty-one novels, read from and signed his newest book, Where It Hurts. Coleman graced BookPeople with his presence Saturday night, bringing with him a boundless sense of humor as well as a great new story. Writing Barn Intern Sydney Chandler was able to attend Coleman’s BookPeople Event and gathered some fun …

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