Category Archive: Classes

Jan 02

January Free Programming at The Writing Barn

Happy 2015 from The Writing Barn! We’re so excited to kick off the new year with some awesome FREE programming.   National Readathon Day was declared January 24th by The National Book Foundation, GoodReads,Mashable and Penguin Random House, its mission being to expand and nourish a nation of readers and help fund endeavors to educate, tutor …

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Dec 16

Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian, SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE & THE LONG GAME, LECTURE ONLY spots $100 OR $175 for Both Lectures


The Writing Barn presents: The Art of the Sale: with best-selling authors Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian January 8-11, 2015. A lecture only coupling will take place January 9-10, with two different lecture options, and there are a limited number of seats for each! Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian aren’t just BFFs. They’re also bestselling YA novelists …

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May 18

Meet Your Instructor: Laura Jenkins, Style & Substance: Break into the Magazine Business

As we’ve expanded our programming, at The Writing Barn, it’s been a joy to see writers transform through our 6 to 8 week classes. Continued support, weekly guidance, and bonding with fellow area writers and instructors are just some of the benefits of these extended classes. And NOW with Style & Substance: Break into the …

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Apr 29

Interview with Sonya Feher of “Room to Write”

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This week, The Writing Barn sat down with author and professional organizer Sonya Feher as she discussed her writing background, how she came upon a career in organizing, her preference for wine, and her upcoming class at The Writing Barn entitled Room to Write: Creating Room for Writing in your Space, Time, and Mind. Read …

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Nov 24

Perfecting the Picture Book II: A Deeper Understanding and Draft, Draft, Drafting

Perfecting the Picture Book II: A 6 Week Class with Author & Writing Barn Founder, Bethany Hegedus Tuesday nights: January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4, and 11 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm Perfecting the picture book is not an easy task . In 500 words or less, an author must convey character, setting, …

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Nov 21

Thoughts, Gestures, and Dialogue with Francisco X. Stork, event recap

This year’s Writing Barn Advanced Writer Weekend Workshop series came to a close with the Thoughts, Gestures and Dialogue with award-winning writer Francisco X. Stork. It was an eye-opening illuminating weekend for all. In the feedback survey of the event, participant Sue Cleveland wrote of her experience: “I came away from the weekend inspired, embraced, honored, …

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Nov 14

NEW CLASS Ongoing Scene by Scene: Novel Writing Workshop with Sara Kocek

Scene by Scene: A Novel Writing Workshop with Sara Kocek  Tuesday Evenings 7:00-9:00 PM (Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11, Feb. 18, Feb. 25, and March 4) $375 per student ($25 off for WLT and SCBWI members) Writing a novel is an exhilarating and intimidating process with ups, downs, and everything in between. This 6-week …

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Nov 14

NEW CLASS, Winter 2014: From Begun to Done: 10 Problems With Your First Draft and How to Fix Them with Sara Kocek

From Begun to Done: 10 Problems With Your First Draft and How to Fix Them with Sara Kocek  Saturday, January 18 from 10 AM – 4 PM $165 per student (10% off for WLT and SCBWI members) Writing to the end of your first draft exposes all the problems with your dazzling beginning—the flat characters, …

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Oct 28

Francisco X Stork, Thoughts, Gestures and Dialogue LECTURE ONLY spots $75.

The Writing Barn Presents:  The November Advanced Writer Workshop Weekend, Thoughts, Gestures and Dialogue with award winning author Francisco X. Stork is sold-out! 16 writers from all across the country (Illinois, Colorado, Maine, and of course, Texas) are gearing up to hear Francisco lecture and have their pieces worshopped by him and the other fine …

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Sep 30

The Writing Barn, Yellow Bird Editors, and The Typewriter Rodeo at the Austin Teen Books Festival

This last Saturday, Sara Kocek and I, (Bethany Hegedus) hit the Austin Teen Book Festival to promote her College Essay Boot Camp class, and our joint Let Loose!  A Creative Writing Workshop for Teens, both being held at The Writing Barn. Along with us, we toted fliers, a ton of candy, and some incredible word …

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