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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What’s Happening in the Austin Book World, January 29-February 5

Hey everyone! Hope you all had a great week and are getting out and enjoying the beautiful Austin weather that we have been having. Anyways, just in case you haven’t been getting out this week is packed full of great opportunities to do so. From story time to supporting our very own Austinites. Make sure …

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Event Recap: National Readathon Day at The Writing Barn

Lucky for us, Saturday, January 24th was a nice day with plenty of deer visitors and sun beams to nestle under for National Readathon Day. From 11:30 – 4:00, The Writing Barn opened its doors to Austinites, offering a cozy place for those wanting to spend a Saturday reading, relaxing and drinking coffee. National Readathon …

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Q&A with Theo Pauline Nestor on Memoir Writing and Teaching

By Lily Angelle The Writing Barn is very excited to welcome memoirist Theo Pauline Nestor March 26-29 for the Memoir Writers’ Intensive: Mastering the Art of Being Yourself on the Page. Nestor is an award-winning instructor who has authored two fantastic memoirs. Don’t miss out on a great chance meet Theo and be among other …

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