About the Writing Barn

The Writing Barn grounds

Situated on 7.5 wooded acres in Austin, Texas, The Writing Barn is surrounded by mature trees, home to birds and deer. It’s a peaceful out-of-town environment without ever leaving Austin.

With floor to ceiling bookshelves, rows of instructional craft books, free wi-fi, and no television, The Writing Barn is the perfect spot for an overnight writing retreat, to host a writing class, or throw a book launch party.

Operated by Bethany Hegedus, author of Grandfather Gandhi, Between Us Baxters and Truth with a Capital T, The Writing Barn is here to serve all your writing-related needs.


Fawns on the grounds of The Writing Barn.

Check out The Barn‘s amenities, raves from past attendees and the Top 10 Reasons You Want to Hold Your Next Event at The Writing Barn, courtesy of author P.J. Hoover.

The Writing Barn is located near Manchacha Road and Slaughter Lane in South Austin, Texas. For an exact address and to schedule a viewing appointment, please book a tour here.

Please see our Rates & Rental Information for further details.

Barn bookshelves




Jeenna and Jessica

Writing Barn Team

Lily Angelle – Programming Assistant From writing her own Nancy Drew-inspired chapter book at age 9, to graduating from The University of Texas’ Radio-TV-Film program, Lily Angelle has always been smitten with storytelling. With a background in blogging, screenwriting, creative writing and film production, Lily hopes to one day tell a story, visually or through …

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