Category Archive: Classes

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


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


            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


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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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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