Category Archive: Classes

Jan 20

Write Away Day, Saturday February 13th at The Writing Barn

Need a change of pace, or a special writing escape? The Writing Barn welcomes writers from Austin and beyond to a Write Away Day event, Saturday, February 13th @ 9:30AM-3:00PM.   We’re going above and beyond the experience of spending the day writing at a café- enjoy complimentary coffee and snacks, chat with local creatives …

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Jan 06

Scholarship Available for our Upcoming Advanced Writer Weekend (SCBWI Members ONLY)

We are thrilled to offer the Funny Friends $500 scholarship sponsored by author Crystal Allen to honor her mentor Donna Gehpart who is teaching with us at The Writing Barn during the Mastering the Middle Grade Advanced Writer Workshop. DEADLINE TO APPLY: Thursday, January 14th   We will be taking applications over the next two weeks. Please …

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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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Apr 12

Full Novel Revision Week at The Writing Barn

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It’s that time of year again, when the Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrushes begin to pop up to signal the coming of spring, and also the coming of The Writing Barn’s annual Full Novel Revision Week! Get ready for a week of intensive full manuscript revision! Hear about what to expect from former faculty authors Shana …

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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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Feb 25

Q&A with Upcoming 6-Week Class Instructor Natalia Sylvester

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The Writing Barn is pleased to welcome Natalia Sylvester, author of critically acclaimed novel Chasing the Sun, for a six-week class, Writing a Literary, Page-Turning Novel. Are you stuck in a manuscript, unable to move forward? Bring ten pages of a manuscript to this class and be ready get some helpful peer editing, notes for revision and …

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Feb 10

Write Away Events at The Writing Barn February 2015

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            February is the kickoff month to The Writing Barn’s latest event series, Write Away Days. Our first Write Away Day on February 8th was a hit, and we’re offering up more Barn time to any writers who need some quiet writing time as well as opportunities for feedback, support …

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Feb 03

Write Away Day at The Writing Barn February 8th, 2015

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The Writing Barn has listened to your requests, Austinites! Throughout recent free programming, we’ve had the privilege of welcoming some new local faces to the Barn, and many have asked, “Can I come here to just write for a day?” We thought that was a GREAT idea, and we’re excited to announce our latest daylong Write …

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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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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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