About the Writing Barn

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.




Writing Barn Team

WB Staff: Claire Campbell—Program Manager Claire Campbell received her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Sarah Lawrence College. She has worked over a decade with NYC-based nonprofits and has taught writing to students of all ages, including NYC public school students and adult writers suffering from early memory loss. She was thrilled to discover the Writing …

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