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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Create and Craft Your Ideal Holiday with Bernadette Noll

December 02, 2014 – December 02, 2014

The Holidays are Coming! The Holidays are Coming! Want to make sure this holiday season finds you full of all the joy, cheer, and crafts that are sung of in the carols? Join Bernadette Noll, author, copywriter, workshop facilitator, speaker, camp director, creator of informative content and co-founder of Slow Family Living, as she walks you …

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What’s Happening in the Austin Book World, October 9-16

This week is sure to be an exciting one from signings to celebrating the one year anniversary of Malvern Books to events for the kids. There will be some very talented writers featured, so be sure to take this opportunity to engage in the writing world.  By Samantha Ortiz  On Thursday, October 9 at 6:30 …

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Rejecting Rejection with Lynn E. Hazen

Another Monday here at The Writing Barn. Hopefully everyone is having a good day so far, but if you aren’t maybe this week’s blog will cheer you up a little bit. This week’s featured Rejecting Rejection posts comes from author Lynn Hazen. Hopefully this one will make you laugh and gets you through the rest …

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Rejecting Rejection with Jennifer Baker

Permission Granted by: Jennifer Baker Year 1: I wrote several drafts of a piece for Mikayla. I rejected them all and sat, staring at the new blank document in front of me. What did she want? What did she want? What did she want? Year 2: As soon as I opened a document ready to …

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