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: Exploring Narrative and Character Depth with Margo Rabb and Matt de la Peña

October 01, 2015 – October 04, 2015

Advanced Writer Weekend Workshop: Digging Deep: Exploring Narrative and Character Depth with novelists Margo Rabb and Matt de la Peña October 1st – 4th, 2015  Join Margo Rabb, Matt de la Pena. and teaching assistant Lindsey Lane for a long weekend of lectures, craft exercises, and workshop in Austin, Texas which has been called The Paris of YA. …

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Doodling for Writers & Those who Aspire to Write, with Carin Channing, LCSW

September 20, 2015 – September 20, 2015

Doodling for Writers & Those Who Aspire to Write with Carin Channing, LCSW Date: September 20th 1:00- 3:00 PM   Join The Writing Barn in this group session, where we’ll use our visual tools (NO art experience or skill necessary! We love stick figures!) to explore our writer archetypes, our ideal reader, our fears and …

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Austin: LitCity

What’s Happening in the Austin Literary World, August 26th- September 1st

It’s that “Back to School” season, where everyone gets back into the groove of things and says goodbye to flip flops and summer vacations. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that we have to say goodbye to fun. Austin is a city filled with entertainment, no matter what month of the year, and the Austin literary …

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Success Story Spotlight… with Christina Soontornvat

The Kid Lit Community is a tight knit group of talented writers, illustrators, publishers, and industry gurus, alike. When one person is successful it isn’t difficult to celebrate that success as if it were our own. Many times, we here at The Writing Barn aren’t just friends with the writers we meet and teach, but fans …

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Austin Author Spotlight with Greg Garrett

June’s Words and Wine Wednesday featured author is Greg Garrett, whose latest book, Entertaining Judgment: The Afterlife in Popular Imagination, explores the reasons why people tell tales about death and the afterlife. Also a professor of English at Baylor University, preacher and the Writer in Residence at the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, Garrett has proven incredibly …

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