The Writing Barn

The Writing Barn is book lover’s haven. Situated on 7.5 wooded acres in Austin, Texas, The Writing Barn is surrounded by mature trees, home to birds and deer. It’s a peaceful out-of-town environment without ever leaving Austin.

With floor to ceiling bookshelves, rows of instructional craft books, free wi-fi, and no television, The Writing Barn is the perfect spot for an overnight writing retreat, to host a writing class, or throw a book launch party.

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The Writing Barn Presents

The Complete Picture Book Workshop: Tips to Help You Write, Revise, & Sell with top-picture book agent Erin Murphy and best-selling authors Liz Garton Scanlon and Audrey Vernick

September 18, 2014 – September 21, 2014

Presented by top-selling picture book agent, Erin Murphy, New York Times best-selling author Liz Garton Scanlon and New York Times Notable author Audrey Vernick Join us at The Writing Barn for a creative weekend of craft and camaraderie with top-selling picture book agent, Erin Murphy, New York Times best-selling author Liz Garton Scanlon and New York Times Notable author Audrey Vernick. Event Details:  THIS EVENT …

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Style and Substance: Break into the Magazine Business

September 24, 2014 – June 04, 2014

Dates of Classes : 9/24, 10/1, 10/8,  10/22, 10/29, 11/5  (6 Wednesday evenings, 7pm to 9pm. Skipping 10/15 as the instructor will be on assignment) Trying to break in to magazine writing can be intimidating and frustrating. How does a writer get a foot in the door? What are editors looking for? How can one get …

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What’s Happening in the Austin Book World, August 8-15

by Gardiner Brown Hey there, Austin Literati, Writers, etc.! Let’s go over what’s happening in our fair city’s book world this week, shall we? We’ve got some awesome-looking readings coming up at Book People as well as several over at Malvern Books! There are at least two trilogies whose conclusions will be celebrated this week, …

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