The Writing Barn

The Writing Barn is book lover’s haven. 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 it’s grounds are a quiet and quaint spot for rest and relaxation within 20 minutes of downtown Austin.

The Writing Barn Presents

Complete Picture Book Workshop: The Past, Present and Future of This Hard to Master Form

April 30, 2015 – May 03, 2015

THE COMPLETE PICTURE BOOK WORKSHOP: THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THIS HARD TO MASTER FORM with NYPL, SLJ Blogger Fuse#8 Production , and PB author Betsy Bird, founder of Neal Porter Books, an imprint at Roaringbrook Press, Neal Porter, and Upstart Crow literary agent and author Alexandra Penfold April 30 — May 3 Event …

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New Session: Perfecting the Picture Book II: A Deeper Understanding, and Draft, Draft, Drafting

April 06, 2015 – May 18, 2015

Perfecting the Picture Book II: A 6 Week Class with Author & Writing Barn Founder, Bethany Hegedus Monday nights: April 6, SKIPPING 13,  20, 27,  and May 4, 11, 18 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm **This is the only time PB II will be taught in 2015. ** Perfecting the picture book is not an easy …

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What’s Happening in The Austin Book World April 23-April 30

Hello Readers, I hope that you all have had an amazing week. Also, I hope that you have all been reading and engaging in the Austin Book World that we all love and appreciate so much. This week is full of events for everyone: from visiting songwriters, story time, signing and readings, to poetry readings. …

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We Need Diverse Books Meet & Greet at The Writing Barn

Join us Sunday, May 17th, 4:30- 6:00 PM at The Writing Barn for a Meet & Greet with We Need Diverse Books! Mix and mingle with authors who offer diverse voices to the literary community and those who support them. Light snacks and beverages will be served. This event is FREE; please RSVP HERE. We …

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Two $300 Scholarships To Be Awarded for the YA, MG & More Full Novel Revision Week May 30th

Thanks to the success of our latest daylong and weekend Write Away Days, The Writing Barn is excited to award two $300 need-based scholarships to any writers interested in attending the Full Novel Revision Week, starting May 30th. In your application, please list yourself as a scholarship applicant, and supporting materials will be sent to …

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