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

Retreat and Partial Novel Critique Openings for the YA, MG and More Revision Week

May 31, 2015 – June 06, 2015

Announcing  Special Programming Options  During the YA, MG and More Revision Week   A Retreat & Lecture Option and a two Partial Critique Options (One-on-ones with faculty critiquing 50 or 100 pages) have been added to our May 31-June 6 YA, MG and More Revision week with master instructors Tim Wynne-Jones, Joy Preble and Nicole …

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Words and Wine with Nikki Loftin and Joy Preble

April 29, 2015 – April 29, 2015

Spring has sprung, and what better way to celebrate the weather before the summer heat sets in than drinking wine and meeting local literary-minded individuals on the party porch of The Writing Barn. April’s Words and Wine Wednesday will take place April 29th, 7:30-9:00PM. Typically the last Wednesday of each month, we open the Barn doors …

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Austin: LitCity


What’s Happening in The Austin Book World April 23-April 30

Hello Readers, I hope that you all have had an amazing week. Also, I hope that you have all been reading and engaging in the Austin Book World that we all love and appreciate so much. This week is full of events for everyone: from visiting songwriters, story time, signing and readings, to poetry readings. …

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Austin Author Spotlight with Nikki Loftin

The Writing Barn is so excited to welcome author Nikki Loftin as the visiting guest, alongside author Joy Preble, for April’s Words and Wine Wednesday! Nikki’s latest release, Wish Girl, has been met with high praise, and was recently discussed in The New York Times’ Sunday Book Review! Nikki Loftin will be a guest author of The …

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Full Novel Revision Week at The Writing Barn

It’s that time of year again, when the Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrushes begin to pop up to signal the coming of spring, and also the coming of The Writing Barn’s annual Full Novel Revision Week! Get ready for a week of intensive full manuscript revision! Hear about what to expect from former faculty authors Shana …

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