Austin SCBWI Working Conference: March 7/8 Lodging Specials

Austin SCBWI Working Conference: March 7/8 Lodging Specials

Writing-Barn-logo_orange_white-background-2Will you be attending the 2015 Austin SCBWI Working Conference on March 7th and 8th being held at the South Austin Marriott–about a ten to fifteen minute drive from The Writing Barn?

Are you traveling with writing friends or your critique group? Would you like to decompress at the end of the conference day around the fire pit with other writers? Would you like to extend your stay in Austin and put what you learned at the conference to work right away?  Would you like to admire the signatures on the party porch–or if traditionally published leave your autograph to inspire other writers and illustrators?

If the answer is YES to any of those questions, come stay with us at The Cabin or The Book House. We will run lodging specials March 6 -10. 

The Cabin, which sleeps 3 will rent for $185 a night., tax and cleaning fee included.  (This is best for a critique group or 3 friends traveling together.)

Cabin exterior
Cabin nook
One of the Cabin daybeds
Cabin loft 2
Cabin living room 2
Cozy reading chair, kitchen and all white bathroom.

The Book House rooms will rent individually:

The Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz--each with 2 single beds and en suite private bath, will rent for $110, tax and cleaning fee included. These rooms may be double occupancy or single.


The Booker and Pulitzer–each with two comfortable double beds and en suite private baths, will rent for $160, tax and cleaning fee included. These rooms may be double occupancy or single.

Book House sky
Book House
Book House common space
Book House Common Room

To reserve your room at The Writing Barn during this time, please email Payments may be made via check or credit card (a 3% cc fee is added).

Don’t miss the great faculty at this year’s event: Bethany Hegedus, Writing Barn Founder/Owner and Author will be speaking at the conference and giving critiques.

Austin SCBWI Working Conference Speakers

Jennifer NielsenNew York Times bestselling author of the Ascendence trilogy, including the soon-to-be-a-movie The False Prince, among others. Read our Q&A

Tom Lichtenheld, award-winning author/illustrator of New York Times bestsellers Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Siteand Shark vs Train, among others. Read our Q&A

Chris Barton, author of Attack! Boss! Cheat Code! A Gamer’s AlphabetCan I See Your I.D., and the New York Times best-selling Shark vs Train, and others Read our Q&A

Don Tate, award-winning illustrator of The Cart That Carried MartinDuke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite andHope’s Gift, and author of It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw, among others Read our Q&A

Cynthia Leitich SmithNew York Times bestselling author of the Tantalize series, as well as picture books Holler LoudlySanta KnowsJingle Dancer and others Read our Q&A

Jo Whittemore, author of novels D is for DramaOdd Girl InFront Page Face-Off and others Read our Q&A

Bethany Hegedus, author of novel Between Us Baxters and Truth With a Capital T and picture book Grandfather GandhiRead our Q&A

Jessica Lee Anderson, author of novels CalliBorder CrossingTrudy and others Read our Q&A

Emma Virjan, author/illustrator of picture book Nacho the Party Puppy Read our Q&A

Cory Putman Oakes, author of novels The Veil and Dinosaur Boy Read our Q&A

C.S. Jennings, author or Hello, Texas! and illustrator of the Jacob Wonderbar books, among others Read our Q&A


Beach Lane Books Publishing Senior Editor Andrea Welch Read our Q&A

Sourcebooks Associate Editor Aubrey Poole Read our Q&A

Chronicle Books Design Director Kristine Brogno Read our Q&A

Literary Agent Jill Grinberg Read our Q&A

Literary Agent Victoria Wells Arms Read our Q&A

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