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

Week in Residency with Kristen-Paige Madonia

September 25, 2016 – October 01, 2016

We are thrilled to add A Week in Residency with… to our ongoing intensive programming here at The Writing Barn. A Week in Residency with…. will be held once or twice a year, and this program combines the best of what we offer: deep craft instruction, dedicated workshop and revision time on a work-in-progress, as …

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6 Week Class: Perfecting the Picture Book I *North Austin satellite location

July 07, 2016 – August 11, 2016

Join us for Perfecting the Picture Book I  at a satellite North Austin location, taught by Carmen Oliver. Past Perfecting the Picture Book I and II students, have gone on to sign with top agents and garner picture book contracts! This deep study and analysis of structure and form paves the way for all that …

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Austin: LitCity


What’s Going on in the Austin Book Community June 2nd – June 9th

Lit City: What’s Going on in the Austin Book World June 2nd — June 9th   June is here, and summer is in full swing! There is a plethora of book signings, readings, conversations, and storytimes this week. Be sure to get in where you fit in. Here’s what’s going on this week in the …

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What’s Going on in the Austin Book Community June 23rd – June 29th

Lit City: What’s Going on in the Austin Book World June 23rd — June 29th Summer has officially started and along with this solstice’s strawberry moon comes several literary events around town. School’s out, so don’t miss out on an opportunity to participate in some exciting bookclub conversations, speaking & signings, and several storytimes at …

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Alice Jennings Bio

Mark your calendars! July 20th Words & Wine with Poet Alice-Catherine Jennings.

On the last Wednesday of every month, The Writing Barn opens its doors to the local literary community for a night in the woods with wine, cheese, and words from like-minded literary folk. Enjoy Q&As with authors, discussions from the lit world, and readings from new releases. July’s Words & Wine event features Alice-Catherine Jennings …

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