The Writing Barn

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 its grounds are a quiet and quaint spot for rest and relaxation within 20 minutes of downtown Austin.

The Writing Barn Presents

Advanced Writer Weekend NYT Best-Selling Author Libba Bray and Agent Barry Goldblatt

October 06, 2016 – October 09, 2016

Break Out! Writing that Pushes Boundaries Advanced Writer Weekend with NYT Best-Selling Author Libba Bray and Agent Barry Goldblatt Join author Libba Bray and agent Barry Goldblatt for a long weekend of lectures, craft exercises, and workshop in Austin, TX.   Faculty Lectures: Let Your Freak Flag Fly: How to dig deep, take risks, gag your …

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Writing Your Heart Out: The Craft of the Personal Essay

April 26, 2016 – April 26, 2016

Join us Tuesday, April 26th at The Writing Barn from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM for an incredible evening class focused on essays in progress, featuring author and essayist, Lisa Selin Davis.   In this workshop, we’ll learn to craft powerful personal essays, from the literary basics – including the most important sentence in your essay – …

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Austin: LitCity

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What’s Going on in the Austin Book Community Apr. 28th – May 4th

Lit City: What’s Going on in the Austin Book World Apr. 28th – May 4th Looking for a night full of poetry? How about a morning making Mother’s Day cards and reading boundless children’s books? Or maybe a book signing and Q&A is right for you. Whatever your literary heart desires, this week’s Austin literary events will …

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Event Recap: Book Reading/Signing with Bestselling Author Cassandra Clare

Bestselling Author Cassandra Clare, known for her Shadowhunter Series, read from and signed her newest book, Lady Midnight. Tickets sold fast for a Q&A night at St. Edwards University with the creator of the Shadowhunters and the Dark Artifices. Writing Barn Intern Sydney Chandler was able to grab a ticket for Cassandra Clare’s event and gathered some fun facts and …

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Austin Author Spotlight Interview with Clara Bensen

This month, The Writing Barn is thrilled to support Austin’s own Clara Bensen, who just released her debut novel, inspired by the wildly famous Salon.Com article she wrote in 2013 entitled “The Craziest OkayCupid! Date Ever.” Her novel, entitled No Baggage: A Minimalist Tale of Love and Wandering details the trip across the world that her and …

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