Writing Barn Classes and Events

The Writing Barn hosts a variety of classes and events, from writing workshops, card-making classes, women's health issues, spirituality lectures to baby showers, book launches, and more.

These events range from free and open to the public to paid classes and private events.

Write NOW! July 12th

July 12, 2017

Gather new ideas and energy at our Write NOW! session at the Writing Barn on Wednesday, July 12, 7:30-9:00PM. Super-charge your work in progress, gather new ideas, and reconnect with your writer-self. In 90 inspired minutes, you’ll tap into your creativity with writing exercises led by Writing Barn Staff. The Barn will provide FREE wine …

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Write Away Day: July 19

July 19, 2017

Need a change of pace, or a special writing escape? The Writing Barn welcomes writers from Austin and beyond to a Write Away Day event, Wednesday, July 19th, 9:00AM-2:30PM. We’re going above and beyond the experience of spending the day writing at a café—enjoy complimentary coffee and snacks, chat with local creatives and maybe even find …

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Essential Elements: Keeping Your Story’s Heart Beating

July 19, 2017

Do you struggle with the dreaded middle? Does it seem like the further you travel in your story, the more you lose sight of why you started in the first place?   In Essential Elements: Keeping Your Story’s Heart Beating, you’ll come back to the core of your story and recommit to the work.   Author Natalia …

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Write Away Day: July 22nd

July 22, 2017

Need a change of pace, or a special writing escape? The Writing Barn welcomes writers from Austin and beyond to a Write Away Day event, Saturday, July 22nd, 9:30AM-3:00PM. We’re going above and beyond the experience of spending the day writing at a café—enjoy complimentary coffee and snacks, chat with local creatives and maybe even …

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Essential Elements: Rhythm, Rhyme and Word Play in the Picture Book

July 22, 2017

Essential Elements: Rhythm, Rhyme and Word Play in the Picture Book To rhyme or not to rhyme, that is the all-important question when writing picture books. In this course, we will explore the basic elements of writing a great rhyming picture book. We will focus on characters, plot, pacing, resolution, mood, tone, rhythm, meter, and the musicality of …

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The Hero’s Journey: Elements and Application in Nonfiction

August 05, 2017

The narrative arc known as The Hero’s Journey, which was teased out by Joseph Campbell from his study of thousands of powerful myths from around the world, has become a classic format for novels and movie scripts. But, it’s not just for fiction. It can be applied to nonfiction as well. And acclaimed author Cynthia …

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Write Away Day: August 6

August 06, 2017

Need a change of pace, or a special writing escape? The Writing Barn welcomes writers from Austin and beyond to a Write Away Day event, Sunday, August 6th, 9:30AM-3PM. We’re going above and beyond the experience of spending the day writing at a café—enjoy complimentary coffee and snacks, chat with local creatives and maybe even find …

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6 Week Class: Perfecting the Picture Book I

Starts September 11, 2017 – 6 sessions

Join us for Perfecting the Picture Book I, taught by Carmen Oliver. Past Perfecting the Picture Book I and II students, have gone on to sign with top agents and garner picture book contracts! This deep study and analysis of structure and form paves the way for all that is to come. Classes will be …

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6 Week Class: Writing Winning Short Stories

Starts September 19, 2017 – 6 sessions

            Writing Winning Short Stories with Lindsey Lane and Shelli Cornelison 6 classes over 9 weeks 7:30 to 9:30 pm* if over 10 attendees class will go to 10:00 pm. Class Session Dates: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/17, 11/7, 11/14 Are you thinking about submitting to the 26th annual Austin Chronicle …

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