Category Archive: Events

Aug 02

Writing and Storytelling with GirlForward Austin

The Writing Barn was privileged to host GirlForward Austin as part of the first-ever Camp GirlForward Texas. Camp GirlForward Texas is a cultural and academic education program that provides girls a unique opportunity to build English skills and community with a social justice-based curriculum. This year, Camp GirlForward Texas served over 15 refugee girls from …

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May 31

Event Recap: Words and Wine Wednesday with Typewriter Rodeo & Carin Channing


Our last Words & Wine was met with the sounds of scratching markers and typewriter keys flying fast. Typewriter Rodeo poets David and Sean as well as author/doodler Carin Channing joined our Words & Wine attendees for a night full of fun and creativity. The evening kicked off with some wine and cheese, as well as …

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May 05

Austin Author Spotlight Interview with Carin Channing

This month, The Writing Barn is thrilled to feature Carin Channing, writer, doodler, meditator, WB regular and more as we talk about her book, 365 Days of Doodling: Discovering the Joys of Being Creative Every Day. And don’t forget to come to The Writing Barn, Wednesday May 25th, 7:30 – 9:00, for our monthly Words …

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Apr 04

Event Recap: Book Reading/Signing with Bestselling Author Cassandra Clare

Bestselling Author Cassandra Clare, known for her Shadowhunter Series, read from and signed her newest book, Lady Midnight. Tickets sold fast for a Q&A night at St. Edwards University with the creator of the Shadowhunters and the Dark Artifices. Writing Barn Intern Sydney Chandler was able to grab a ticket for Cassandra Clare’s event and gathered some fun facts and …

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Feb 16

Choose The Writing Barn for your SXSW Destination

SXSW Dates: March 11th – 20th 2016 It’s getting closer to that time of the year when Austin City Streets are flooded with up and coming musicians, artists, tech companies, and more! Whether you’re an out of town tourist, coming to check out the live music and great food, or here on business, you’re going …

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Feb 03

Austin Author Spotlight with author Katherine Catmull

This month, The Writing Barn is thrilled to support a Writing Barn regular, author and actor Katherine Catmull, who just released her new YA/Fantasy novel, The Radiant Road, out in January from Dutton/Penguin Press. Katherine has attended numerous workshops and programming at The Writing Barn and we are happy to see her hard work pay …

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Jan 31

Event Recap: Book Reading/Signing with Reed Farrel Coleman

Author Reed Farrel Coleman, author of twenty-one novels, read from and signed his newest book, Where It Hurts. Coleman graced BookPeople with his presence Saturday night, bringing with him a boundless sense of humor as well as a great new story. Writing Barn Intern Sydney Chandler was able to attend Coleman’s BookPeople Event and gathered some fun …

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Oct 22

‘Tis Party Season at The Writing Barn: Book Your Event Now!

Holiday Parties! Corporate Retreats! The Writing Barn has been the chosen venue for number of day and weekend corporate retreats and a variety of parties: bridal showers, baby showers, book launches, craft events, girlfriend-get- togethers and more. Think of us this holiday season. Book your event now! If you are looking for a book-themed space …

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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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Apr 30

Two $300 Scholarships To Be Awarded for the YA, MG & More Full Novel Revision Week May 30th

Thanks to the success of our latest daylong and weekend Write Away Days, The Writing Barn is excited to award two $300 need-based scholarships to any writers interested in attending the Full Novel Revision Week, starting May 30th. In your application, please list yourself as a scholarship applicant, and supporting materials will be sent to …

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