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

Complete Picture Book Workshop: The Past, Present and Future of This Hard to Master Form

April 30, 2015 – May 03, 2015

THE COMPLETE PICTURE BOOK WORKSHOP: THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THIS HARD TO MASTER FORM with NYPL, SLJ Blogger Fuse#8 Production , and PB author Betsy Bird, founder of Neal Porter Books, an imprint at Roaringbrook Press, Neal Porter, and Upstart Crow literary agent and author Alexandra Penfold April 30 — May 3 Event …

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Writing a Literary, Page-Turning Novel: a six-week class with Natalia Sylvester

March 24, 2015 – April 28, 2015

Classes will meet from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday nights, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21 & 4/28 18222866
It’s time to throw the myth of the literary navel-gazer into obscurity. Learn how to write a literary novel that feels both true and compelling in this six-week writing course that will focus on the intersection of creative expression and gripping storytelling.

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What’s Happening in the Austin Book World February 19-February 26

Hello everyone. Hope you all are doing well. This week is packed full of events for everyone. Along with your busy schedules I hope that you all will make the time to get out and engage in the Austin Book World and support your community writers. From signings to readings to book clubs, there is …

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What’s Happening in the Austin Book World February 26-March 5

Hello Everyone I hope all is going well and also, I hope you all had a chance to engage in the Austin Book World this past week. If not that okay there is always this week. This week the Austin Book World has plenty to offer people of all ages. From story time to signings …

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Q&A with Upcoming 6-Week Class Instructor Natalia Sylvester

The Writing Barn is pleased to welcome Natalia Sylvester, author of critically acclaimed novel Chasing the Sun, for a six-week class, Writing a Literary, Page-Turning Novel. Are you stuck in a manuscript, unable to move forward? Bring ten pages of a manuscript to this class and be ready get some helpful peer editing, notes for revision and …

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