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

A Week in Residency with Nova Ren Suma

November 08, 2015 – November 14, 2015

 We are thrilled to add  A Week in Residency with… to our ongoing intensive programming here at The Writing Barn. A Week in Residency with…. will be held once or twice a year, and this program combines the best of what we offer:  deep craft instruction, dedicated workshop and revision time on a work-in-progress, as well as …

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Doodling for Writers & Those who Aspire to Write, with Carin Channing, LCSW

September 20, 2015 – September 20, 2015

Doodling for Writers & Those Who Aspire to Write with Carin Channing, LCSW Date: September 20th 1:00- 3:00 PM   Join The Writing Barn in this group session, where we’ll use our visual tools (NO art experience or skill necessary! We love stick figures!) to explore our writer archetypes, our ideal reader, our fears and …

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Event Recap: Words and Wine Wednesday with Carrie Fountain and Liz Garton Scanlon

Event Recap: Words and Wine with Carrie Fountain and Liz Garton Scanlon by Jessica Hincapie Every Wednesday night, The Writing Barn hosts a “Words and Wine” event where we invite local published authors to talk about their newest works. It’s free to the public and is a great way to support Austin talent. This past …

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Write Away Day: Thursday, September 10th at The Writing Barn

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, Thursday, September 10th @ 9:30AM-3:00PM  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 a …

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Complete PB Workshop

Success Story Spotlight… with Christina Soontornvat

The Kid Lit 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 with the writers we meet and teach, but fans …

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