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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 14

What My Last Book Taught Me Wednesday, with bestselling author, Lisa Papademetriou

‘What My Last Book Taught Me’ Wednesdays are back, with this new entry from NYT Best-selling Author Lisa Papademetriou. Writers all have different reasons for writing, and when we finally realize what that reason is, we can unlock new stories to tell and new ways to tell them. Tale of Highly Unusual Magic, is Lisa’s …

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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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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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Mar 16

Rejecting Rejection with Jessica Storey Dils


This week’s Rejecting Rejection welcomes to the floor Jessica Storey Dils, YA fiction and picture book writer. Here she explains with a creative life comes the adaptation to uncertainty, to maybes, as a way to fuel your fire. She reminds us how many rejections very, very successful bestselling authors received before their big YES, and in doing so she’s …

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Feb 26

What’s Happening in the Austin Book World February 26-March 5

Hello Everyone I hope all is going well and also, I hope you all had a chance to engage in the Austin Book World this past week. If not that okay there is always this week. This week the Austin Book World has plenty to offer people of all ages. From story time to signings …

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Feb 03

Event Recap: Words and Wine Wednesday with Mary Helen Specht

by Jessica Hincapie Event Recap: Words and Wine Wednesday with Mary Helen Specht This past wednesday The Writing Barn was thrilled to kick off one of its brand new free programming events. Words and Wine Wednesdays coincides with our Austin Author Spotlight Segment, where local featured authors tell us about their upcoming books, and then …

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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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