Category Archive: Books

Oct 14

What My Last Book Taught Me Wednesday, with bestselling author, Lisa Papademetriou

‘What My Last Book Taught Me’ Wednesdays are back, with this new entry from NYT Best-selling Author Lisa Papademetriou. Writers all have different reasons for writing, and when we finally realize what that reason is, we can unlock new stories to tell and new ways to tell them. Tale of Highly Unusual Magic, is Lisa’s …

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Oct 12

Event Recap of Austin author, Paige Schilt’s, Queer Rock Love

Austin author Paige Schilt workshopped the first three chapters of her new memoir, Queer Rock Love, in Donna Johnson’s memoir class at The Writing Barn. She managed to finish up a chapter over a weekend spent working at the Barn as well. (Donna Johnson will be teaching again with us at the beginning of 2016, so …

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Jun 10

Austin Author Spotlight with Greg Garrett

June’s Words and Wine Wednesday featured author is Greg Garrett, whose latest book, Entertaining Judgment: The Afterlife in Popular Imagination, explores the reasons why people tell tales about death and the afterlife. Also a professor of English at Baylor University, preacher and the Writer in Residence at the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, Garrett has proven incredibly …

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May 14

We Need Diverse Books Meet & Greet at The Writing Barn

Join us Sunday, May 17th, 4:30- 6:00 PM at The Writing Barn for a Meet & Greet with We Need Diverse Books! Mix and mingle with authors who offer diverse voices to the literary community and those who support them. Light snacks and beverages will be served. This event is FREE; please RSVP HERE. We …

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Mar 17

Writing Barn Austin Author Spotlight Authors Shine in the New York Times


The Writing Barn just has to brag on some amazing local authors who’ve recently been featured in The New York Times’ Sunday Book Review.  Mary Helen Specht visited The Writing Barn in January as the guest author for our debut program, Words and Wine Wednesdays. She read aloud an excerpt from Migratory Animals, followed by a Q&A …

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Mar 10

Austin Author Spotlight with Natalia Sylvester

March is officially Natalia Sylvester month at The Writing Barn, and we couldn’t be more excited! Sylvester is a talented author with a critically acclaimed debut book, Chasing the Sun, now under her belt. She has an upcoming 6-week class at The Writing Barn, Writing a Literary, Page-Turning Novel, that starts on March 31st. In addition to …

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Mar 03

Rejecting Rejection with author Liz Czukas

This weeks Rejecting Rejection is from Liz Czukas. She talks about rejection and never giving up because of rejection. Just because a piece has been rejected does not mean that it is not good. It could simply mean that it is not the right time for the type or writing. Liz Czukas did not give …

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Feb 17

Upcoming Words and Wine Wednesdays

Words and Wine Wednesdays at The Writing Barn are free to attend, and serve as a great weeknight social function to meet new people, bask in the atmosphere of great literature, and have the chance to ask questions, get a book signed or linger by the wine and cheese. Typically the last Wednesday of each month, …

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Feb 16

Rejecting Rejection with author Suzy Spencer

  This weeks Rejecting Rejection is from Suzy Spencer.  Whether you’ve been writing for 4 years or 40 years, rejection is inevitable. I’m Tired of Rejection  Oh, sweet rejection, “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” … I’m thinking. … I’m still thinking. … “I love thee to the depth and breadth and height …

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Jan 27

Event Recap: National Readathon Day at The Writing Barn


Lucky for us, Saturday, January 24th was a nice day with plenty of deer visitors and sun beams to nestle under for National Readathon Day. From 11:30 – 4:00, The Writing Barn opened its doors to Austinites, offering a cozy place for those wanting to spend a Saturday reading, relaxing and drinking coffee. National Readathon …

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