Category Archive: The Writing Barn

Mar 15

Austin Author Spotlight Interview with Clara Bensen

This month, The Writing Barn is thrilled to support Austin’s own Clara Bensen, who just released her debut novel, inspired by the wildly famous Salon.Com article she wrote in 2013 entitled “The Craziest OkayCupid! Date Ever.” Her novel, entitled No Baggage: A Minimalist Tale of Love and Wandering details the trip across the world that her and …

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Mar 10

Success Story with… Jason Gallaher

The Kid Lit Community is a tight knit group of talented writers, illustrators, publishers, and industry gurus, alike. When one person is successful it isn’t difficult to celebrate that success as if it were our own. Many times, we here at The Writing Barn aren’t just friends with the writers we meet and teach, but …

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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 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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Dec 09

What My Last Book Taught Me Wednesday, with Author Jen White

What My Last, First Book Taught Me Wednesday with Author Jen White     What my last, first book taught me is that I am really twelve.   Okay, I’m not.  I’m forty-two, but in my heart I wish to be twelve forever.  At that age, the most scandalous thing I had ever done was …

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Nov 18

What My Last Book Taught Me Wednesday with Author, Nicole Griffin

What My Last Book Taught Me by Nicole Griffin There’s a quotation that regularly makes the rounds of the internet and Facebook in particular:  “Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”  E. L. Doctorow is …

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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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Jun 10

Austin Author Spotlight with Greg Garrett

June’s Words and Wine Wednesday featured author is Greg Garrett, whose latest book, Entertaining Judgment: The Afterlife in Popular Imagination, explores the reasons why people tell tales about death and the afterlife. Also a professor of English at Baylor University, preacher and the Writer in Residence at the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, Garrett has proven incredibly …

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Jun 09

Summer 2015 Retreat Specials

Calling all Creatives—In and Out of the Lonestar State! It’s summer, which means the kids are home from school, the days are long, and the writing projects get pushed to the side. Don’t let the summer slip by without making strides in your creative endeavors! As a thank you to our regular customers, both NEAR AND …

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