The Writing Barn

The Writing Barn is book lover’s haven. Situated on 7.5 wooded acres in Austin, Texas, The Writing Barn is surrounded by mature trees, home to birds and deer. It’s a peaceful out-of-town environment without ever leaving Austin.

With floor to ceiling bookshelves, rows of instructional craft books, free wi-fi, and no television, The Writing Barn is the perfect spot for an overnight writing retreat, to host a writing class, or throw a book launch party.

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The Writing Barn Presents

The Complete Picture Book Workshop: Tips to Help You Write, Revise, & Sell with top-picture book agent Erin Murphy and best-selling authors Liz Garton Scanlon and Audrey Vernick

September 18, 2014 – September 21, 2014

Presented by top-selling picture book agent, Erin Murphy, New York Times best-selling author Liz Garton Scanlon and New York Times Notable author Audrey Vernick Join us at The Writing Barn for a creative weekend of craft and camaraderie with top-selling picture book agent, Erin Murphy, New York Times best-selling author Liz Garton Scanlon and New York Times Notable author Audrey Vernick. Event Details: The Picture …

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Style and Substance: Break into the Magazine Business

September 24, 2014 – June 04, 2014

Dates of Classes : 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29 (6 Wednesday evenings, 7pm to 9pm) Trying to break in to magazine writing can be intimidating and frustrating. How does a writer get a foot in the door? What are editors looking for? How can one get an edge over the thousands of others who are …

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What’s Happening in the Austin Book World, July 18-24

By Gardiner Brown This week’s events offer a smaller, more eclectic collection of readings. We have historic crime novels that deal with Nazi spy rings and we have twin brothers living in a glass city in an alternate-universe Russia. Check out the events and see which fit your tastes! The Events On Saturday the 19th at …

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Rejecting Rejection with poet and author E. Kristin Anderson

by E. Kristin Anderson I have a shoebox full of rejections. The shoebox once contained my favorite sneakers – a pair of PF Flyers that I bought when I first moved to New York in 2006. I’m sad to report that the sneakers are no longer with us. The rejections, however? I have every single …

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Rejecting Rejection with author I.W Gregorio

It’s another Monday morning at The Writing Barn and the summer is just flying by. This week’s Rejecting Rejection comes to us from surgeon by day/YA author by night, I.W Gregorio. Her inspiring post celebrates the need for diversity in the literary community. Read more to find out about her book that’s coming out early …

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