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, September 12-18

By Jessica Weems The literary events this week feature bold new writing with experienced authors. Debut novels, poetry readings, and even interesting political discussions, the drama never ceases in  Austin, so don’t miss a second of it! Also, be sure to check out some of the Writing Barn classes being offered this year. The Events On Friday, September 12 at 7PM, Book People …

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Rejecting Rejection: The Resurrection of Johnny Cash, with author Greg Neri

We kicked off 2014 with Bethany Hegedus (owner and creative director of The Writing Barn, author) with her 10+ year journey to seeing Grandfather Gandhi published. Today we welcome Greg Neri, author of hard-hitting novels Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty, Surf Mules, Chess Rumble and more with the story behind the story …

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Rejecting Rejection with Lindsey Lane

It’s Labor Day Monday here at The Writing Barn. For those of you lucky enough to have the day off, and for those of you who are back at work looking for a well needed distraction, check out young adult author Lindsey Lane’s Rejecting Rejection Post. This one will definitely give you that extra push …

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