The Writing Barn

The Writing Barn is book lover’s haven. Situated on the 7.5 wooded acre homestead of author Bethany Hegedus in Austin, Texas, The Writing Barn is a book lover’s haven. Whether retreating at the Book House, The Cabin, or attending one of the many events and workshops held at The Writing Barn you will have every opportunity to retreat, create and celebrate.

With floor to ceiling bookshelves, rows of instructional craft books, free wi-fi, and no television, The Writing Barn  and it’s grounds are a quiet and quaint spot for rest and relaxation within 20 minutes of downtown Austin.


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The Writing Barn Presents

Sit/Walk/Write/Dream: Walking the Path of Martin Luther King, a 4 day retreat with Saundra Goldman

January 16, 2015 – January 19, 2015

Sit/Walk/Write/Dream: Walking the Path of Martin Luther King MLK Weekend with Saundra Goldman      “Saundra has studied, digested, and taught this work for many years. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn, practice and to pay homage to King.”   Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones, The True Secret of Writing, and many …

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Sam Bond Photography Returns to The Writing Barn

December 08, 2014 – December 14, 2014

“The mega-talented, super-sweet, oh-so-funny Sam Bond is truly a miracle worker.”  We are excited to announce that Sam Bond Photography is coming to The Writing Barn for the second consecutive year. With her laid-back style, Sam will be capturing the Texas writing community, offering once a year specials for SCBWI and WLT members. There has …

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What’s Happening in the Austin Book World November 27-December 4

By Samantha Ortiz Hey everyone Happy Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, all of our favorite book stores are going to be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving, but that shouldn’t keep you from picking up a good book.  Don’t forget to get out on Saturday and help out our local small businesses for small business Saturday. All of …

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Rejecting Rejection with Donna Janell Bowman

In this week’s Rejecting Rejection, author Donna Janell Bowman reminds us that rejection is just an investment in our own success. Each one gets us that much closer to achieving our goals. Happy Monday from everyone here at The Writing Barn!   Ya Gotta Pay Your Dues  by Donna Janell Bowman The dreaded R-word! As …

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at the Austin release of Entangled.

Rejecting Rejection with Amy Rose Capetta

Today’s Rejecting Rejection is what this series is all about: examining where we tell ourselves no–sometimes before the world even has a chance–and being brave enough to remedy that. Our contributor, Amy Rose Capetta is fearless. She is fearless in her craft: taking on characters who face their fears whether their futures be hurtling through …

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