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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Write Away Day: Thursday, September 10th at The Writing Barn

September 10, 2015 – September 10, 2015

Need a change of pace, or a special writing escape? The Writing Barn welcomes writers from Austin and beyond to a Write Away Day event, Thursday, September 10th @ 9:30AM-3:00PM We’re going above and beyond the experience of spending the day writing at a café- enjoy complimentary coffee and snacks, chat with local creatives and …

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Event Recap: Words and Wine Wednesday with Carrie Fountain and Liz Garton Scanlon

Event Recap: Words and Wine with Carrie Fountain and Liz Garton Scanlon by Jessica Hincapie Every Wednesday night, The Writing Barn hosts a “Words and Wine” event where we invite local published authors to talk about their newest works. It’s free to the public and is a great way to support Austin talent. This past …

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Write Away Day: Thursday, September 10th at The Writing Barn

Need a change of pace, or a special writing escape? The Writing Barn welcomes writers from Austin and beyond to a Write Away Day event, Thursday, September 10th @ 9:30AM-3:00PM  We’re going above and beyond the experience of spending the day writing at a café- enjoy complimentary coffee and snacks, chat with local creatives and maybe even find a …

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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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