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

Complete Picture Book Workshop with Sylvie Frank, Danielle Smith, and Matthew Winner

March 23, 2017 – March 26, 2017

Featuring: editor, Paula Wiseman Books / Simon & Schuster Sylvie Frank Red Fox literary agent Danielle Smith and co-founder and content director of All The Wonders Matthew Winner March 23-26, 2017     Our 2014, 2015 and 2016 Complete Picture Book Workshops SOLD OUT and each intensive has resulted in a writer (or two) being signed by the visiting …

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SCRIVENER WITHOUT FEAR! An Introduction to the Software Writers Love

January 14, 2017 – January 14, 2017

Maybe you’ve heard other writers—both fiction and non-fiction—raving about how the writing program Scrivener has transformed their writing process. Maybe you even checked it out — but felt overwhelmed, like you were sitting at the controls of a jet plane. What are all those buttons? What is a “binder?” Do I have to “compile”? Fear …

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“The Writing Barn” Poem by Kathleen Burke at Write Away Day

Often our Write Away Day attendees tell us that the place itself inspires their work—the landscape, the buildings, the trees, the deer, and the stone-lined paths. On our last Write Away day, a sudden change in weather inspired several dramatic scenes, and a reflective writing session on the side-porch inspired this poem by local writer …

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What’s Going on in the Austin Book World October 20th — October 26th

Lit City: What’s Going on in the Austin Book World October 20th — October 26th This week there are some great opportunities for speaking & signings and book clubs. Here’s what’s going on this week in the Austin Book Community: Thursday, October 20th (6 PM) @ Treaty Oak Distilling Ranch,Join the Alamo Drafthouse at Treaty Oak …

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