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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Write Away Day – July 12th

July 12, 2015 – July 12, 2015

Need a change of pace, or a special weekend writing escape? The Writing Barn welcomes writers from Austin and beyond to a Write Away Day, July 12th, 9:00AM-4:00PM.  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 new …

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What’s Happening in The Austin Book World April 23-April 30

Hello Readers, I hope that you all have had an amazing week. Also, I hope that you have all been reading and engaging in the Austin Book World that we all love and appreciate so much. This week is full of events for everyone: from visiting songwriters, story time, signing and readings, to poetry readings. …

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Austin Author Spotlight with Greg Garrett

June’s Words and Wine Wednesday featured author is Greg Garrett, whose latest book, Entertaining Judgment: The Afterlife in Popular Imagination, explores the reasons why people tell tales about death and the afterlife. Also a professor of English at Baylor University, preacher and the Writer in Residence at the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, Garrett has proven incredibly …

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Summer 2015 Retreat Specials

Calling all Creatives—In and Out of the Lonestar State! It’s summer, which means the kids are home from school, the days are long, and the writing projects get pushed to the side. Don’t let the summer slip by without making strides in your creative endeavors! As a thank you to our regular customers, both NEAR AND …

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