The Writing Barn Presents

Writing Barn Presents events are designed to offer thoughtful programming to engage writers of all levels to continue to study craft, provide a safe space for experimentation, read and analyze current books, and to come away from the intensives with revision ideas, and tips and tools to take works-in-progress to the next level.

Along with special events, where writers of all levels are welcome to apply, we also offer Advanced Writer Weekend Workshops.

The goal of this AWWW series is for dedicated and productive writers (agented/published/or on-the-verge) to spend time with their peers, attending lectures and workshop to enhance skills and to re-energize their commitment to their craft as their career develops and changes.

Faculty lectures are on par with MFA programs.

We welcome attendees from around the country, and have lodging options for those traveling from outside Austin.

Boys and Girls, Beasts and Ghouls: The Art of Character Creation

October 23, 2017 – October 28, 2017

Boys and Girls, Beasts and Ghouls: The Art of Character Creation A Week in Residency with authors Hannah Barnaby and N. Griffin Do you love creating plots for your novels and picture books . . . but then find that your characters fall flat? Have you done countless character building exercises but are still unsatisfied? …

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The Literary Page Turner: Advanced Writer Weekend

November 09, 2017 – November 12, 2017

The Literary Page Turner: Advanced Writer Weekend Join author Katie Bayerl and agent Emmanuelle Morgen for a long weekend of lectures, craft exercises, and workshop in Austin, TX. Faculty Lectures: Driving with Both Pedals with Katie Bayerl Have you ever tried to drive stickshift? The first time probably felt impossible, with lots of lurching and …

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