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.

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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Food For Thought: Freelance Food Writing with Melanie Haupt

January 25, 2015 – January 25, 2015

Don’t Miss your Chance to Get into the Fresh Food Writing Market   As the food scene has risen in prominence in Austin and beyond, so has the art of food writing become more visible. From everyday food blogs to Saveur magazine, everyone’s got something to say about what we’re eating and drinking these days. …

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Austin: LitCity

What’s Happening in the Austin Book World Dec. 18 – 25

By Lily Angelle With the holidays creeping up on us, this week is most likely being spent attending ugly sweater holiday parties or shopping for some last minute stocking stuffers. Why not give yourself a little break from the holiday grind and attend one of this week’s events in the Austin Book World? Here’s what is happening in the community …

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Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian, SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE & THE LONG GAME, LECTURE ONLY spots $100 OR $175 for Both Lectures

The Writing Barn presents: The Art of the Sale: with best-selling authors Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian January 8-11, 2015. A lecture only coupling will take place January 9-10, with two different lecture options, and there are a limited number of seats for each! Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian aren’t just BFFs. They’re also bestselling YA novelists …

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Rejecting Rejection with Elizabeth White

This week’s Rejecting Rejection is a unique piece that brings a new light to the art of writing. Elizabeth White-Olsen shares her two passions with us, in this enlightening piece about Birds and Words. Whether you believe it or not, the two have a lot in common. Read Olsen’s piece to find out how. Birds …

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