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

The Literary Page Turner: Advanced Writer Weekend

November 09, 2017 – November 12, 2017

The Literary Page Turner: Advanced Writer Weekend Join author Katie Bayerl and agent Emmanuelle Morgen for a long weekend of lectures, craft exercises, and workshop in Austin, TX. Faculty Lectures: Driving with Both Pedals with Katie Bayerl Have you ever tried to drive stickshift? The first time probably felt impossible, with lots of lurching and …

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Write Away Day: July 19

July 19, 2017 – July 19, 2017

Need a change of pace, or a special writing escape? The Writing Barn welcomes writers from Austin and beyond to a Write Away Day event, Wednesday, July 19th, 9:00AM-2:30PM. We’re going above and beyond the experience of spending the day writing at a café—enjoy complimentary coffee and snacks, chat with local creatives and maybe even find …

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Latest Blogs

Strange Bedfellows: Structure and The Muse

Strange Bedfellows: Structure and The Muse #WBReflects by Sonny Regelman   In Elizabeth Gilbert’s ode to creativity, Big Magic, she describes poet Ruth Stone hearing a poem coming towards her as she worked in the fields of rural Virginia, then rushing to the house to write it down before it moved beyond her. Reading this …

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Success Story Spotlight with Sarah Glenn Fortson

Success Story Spotlight Interview with Sarah Glenn Fortson   The Austin Literary Community is a tight knit group of talented writers, illustrators, publishers, and industry gurus, alike. When one person is successful it isn’t difficult to celebrate that success as if it were our own. Many times, we here at The Writing Barn aren’t just friends …

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