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

Retreat and Partial Novel Critique Openings for the YA, MG and More Revision Week

May 31, 2015 – June 06, 2015

Announcing  Special Programming Options  During the YA, MG and More Revision Week   A Retreat & Lecture Option and a two Partial Critique Options (One-on-ones with faculty critiquing 50 or 100 pages) have been added to our May 31-June 6 YA, MG and More Revision week with master instructors Tim Wynne-Jones, Joy Preble and Nicole …

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Write Away Day May 24th at The Writing Barn

May 24, 2015 – May 24, 2015

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, May 24th, 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 writing …

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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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We Need Diverse Books Meet & Greet at The Writing Barn

Join us Sunday, May 17th, 4:30- 6:00 PM at The Writing Barn for a Meet & Greet with We Need Diverse Books! Mix and mingle with authors who offer diverse voices to the literary community and those who support them. Light snacks and beverages will be served. This event is FREE; please RSVP HERE. We …

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Two $300 Scholarships To Be Awarded for the YA, MG & More Full Novel Revision Week May 30th

Thanks to the success of our latest daylong and weekend Write Away Days, The Writing Barn is excited to award two $300 need-based scholarships to any writers interested in attending the Full Novel Revision Week, starting May 30th. In your application, please list yourself as a scholarship applicant, and supporting materials will be sent to …

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