Category Archive: The Writing Barn

Mar 26

Event Recap: Words and Wine Wednesday with Natalia Sylvester

March 25th wound up being a breezy, warm day, and The Writing Barn welcomed the spring weather by holding March’s Words and Wine Wednesday event on the Barn’s party porch! With a great turnout of attendees and plenty of wine and cheese to go around, we listened intently to author Natalia Sylvester read an excerpt …

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Mar 17

Writing Barn Austin Author Spotlight Authors Shine in the New York Times

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The Writing Barn just has to brag on some amazing local authors who’ve recently been featured in The New York Times’ Sunday Book Review.  Mary Helen Specht visited The Writing Barn in January as the guest author for our debut program, Words and Wine Wednesdays. She read aloud an excerpt from Migratory Animals, followed by a Q&A …

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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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Mar 03

Rejecting Rejection with author Liz Czukas

This weeks Rejecting Rejection is from Liz Czukas. She talks about rejection and never giving up because of rejection. Just because a piece has been rejected does not mean that it is not good. It could simply mean that it is not the right time for the type or writing. Liz Czukas did not give …

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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 23

Literary Parties at The Writing Barn

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Whether it’s a book release party, corporate meetings, birthdays, baby showers, reunions – you name it – The Writing Barn is a great event venue to consider! With a serene atmosphere including a screened front porch with twinkly lights, hammocks among the trees and about a million deer poking quietly throughout the surrounding wooded area, …

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Feb 16

Rejecting Rejection with author Suzy Spencer

  This weeks Rejecting Rejection is from Suzy Spencer.  Whether you’ve been writing for 4 years or 40 years, rejection is inevitable. I’m Tired of Rejection  Oh, sweet rejection, “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” … I’m thinking. … I’m still thinking. … “I love thee to the depth and breadth and height …

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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 12

Rejecting Rejection with author Lisa Doan

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It’s been a cold winter, but join Lisa Doan as she takes to the sea, in her wonderful Rejecting Rejection piece about all of the misfirings that happen to us writers. The point of writing is to survive the hits and take to the deck again and again until you make it safely back to …

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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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