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Oct 18

What’s Going on in the Austin Book World October 13th — October 19th


Lit City: What’s Going on in the Austin Book World October 13th — October 19th This week there are some great opportunities for speaking & signings and book clubs. Here’s what’s going on this week in the Austin Book Community: Thursday, October 13th (7 PM) @ BookPeople, enjoy a speaking & signing of The Mothers by Brit Bennett. Friday, …

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Oct 06

Author Interview with Traci Chee


The Writing Barn is thrilled to feature young adult fiction writer Traci Chee, author of the debut novel, The Reader. We sat down with Traci at the Texas Teen Book Festival to talk about her new book and where her inspiration comes from. Author Spotlight Interview with Traci Chee Tell us about your writing career. How long have …

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Aug 03

Check out our Writers’ Pets Series!

We loved what folks were sharing for WriterPets so much, we’re sharing them via the Barn blog. Enjoy! Pets are a comfort to us when we’re feeling down, when we have writers’ block, or we just need a pick me up. Thanks to all the writers who contributed photos of their adorable pets! For more, …

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Jul 07

Austin Author Spotlight Interview with Carolyn Cohagan

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  This month, The Writing Barn is thrilled to feature Austinite Carolyn Cohagan, author of The Lost Children and Time Zero, as well as writer and director of several short films. Don’t forget to join us at The Writing Barn this July 27th for our monthly Words & Wine Wednesday, where Carolyn will be participating in a discussion panel about her newest YA release, Time …

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Jun 10

Book Review: The Changelings by Christina Soontornvat

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Book Review: The Changelings by Christina Soontornvat Reviewed by WB Intern Sydney Elizabeth Chandler One of the best challenges in writing Middle Grade Fiction is being able to touch all age groups. Yes, a Middle Grade should keep the kids reading, but the stories that stand out most to me are those that touch the teens and …

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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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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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