Category Archive: Events

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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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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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 12

Workshop at The Writing Barn

This last weekend, 30 writers were with us for Francisco X. Stork’s lecture, and 17 for a 2-day workshop of works-in-progress. There is much hubbub the week of an event: ordering food, getting the space ready, finishing logistics and print outs, and payment information. There is much to do during the weekend of the Advanced …

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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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Oct 14

An Author Headshot Event: Sam Bond Photography at The Writing Barn

An Author Headshot Event: Sam Bond Photography at The Writing Barn 10202 Wommack Road, Austin 78748 Saturday and Sunday December 7 &  8 Bookings from 9:00 am to 4 pm   Who Needs a Professional Headshot? You Do! Whether you’re a published author with a new book soon to hit the shelves or a writer …

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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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Sep 23

Event Recap: Triple Threat, Triple the Ah-ha’s with authors Kathi Appelt, Susan Fletcher, and Uma Krishnaswami

It was triple the fun at The Writing Barn on Saturday, September 14th when award winning authors, Kathi Appelt, Uma Krishnaswami, and Susan Fletcher joined us for a morning series of lectures and exercises on voice and character. As each author was celebrating a new release, the triple threat team kicked off the event with …

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Sep 17

NEW Fall Class: Let Loose! A Creative Writing Workshop for Teens

Let Loose! A Creative Writing Workshop for Teens Sunday, November 3 1 – 5 pm Ages 13 – 17 Cost: $115  Spend an afternoon with Austin authors Bethany Hegedus and Sara Kocek. Let loose your creativity while learning tangible tricks of the trade. Short presentations on plot, dialogue, and character building along with interactive in-class exercises will …

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