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.


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The Writing Barn Presents

The Art of the Sale: with best-selling authors Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

January 08, 2015 – January 11, 2015

Join us at The Writing Barn for a creative weekend of craft and camaraderie with best-selling authors and best friends, Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian. Event Details: Siobhan Vivian and Jenny Han have collectively published sixteen books, from picture books through young adult, and have over ten years of experience in the book business, from book buyer to librarian to …

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Create and Craft Your Ideal Holiday with Bernadette Noll

December 02, 2014 – December 02, 2014

The Holidays are Coming! The Holidays are Coming! Want to make sure this holiday season finds you full of all the joy, cheer, and crafts that are sung of in the carols? Join Bernadette Noll, author, copywriter, workshop facilitator, speaker, camp director, creator of informative content and co-founder of Slow Family Living, as she walks you …

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Happy Thanksgiving

What’s Happening in the Austin Book World November 20-November 27

By Samantha Ortiz Hey everyone, I hope you all are having a good week so far. I also hope that you all got out last week and checked out some of the wonderful events. If not that’s okay, there are plenty of new and wonderful events going on this week. From story time for the …

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Rejecting Rejection with Donna Janell Bowman

In this week’s Rejecting Rejection, author Donna Janell Bowman reminds us that rejection is just an investment in our own success. Each one gets us that much closer to achieving our goals. Happy Monday from everyone here at The Writing Barn!   Ya Gotta Pay Your Dues  by Donna Janell Bowman The dreaded R-word! As …

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at the Austin release of Entangled.

Rejecting Rejection with Amy Rose Capetta

Today’s Rejecting Rejection is what this series is all about: examining where we tell ourselves no–sometimes before the world even has a chance–and being brave enough to remedy that. Our contributor, Amy Rose Capetta is fearless. She is fearless in her craft: taking on characters who face their fears whether their futures be hurtling through …

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