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

Advanced Writer Weekend Workshop with Donna Gephart and Tina Wexler

February 25, 2016 – February 28, 2016

Advanced Writer Weekend Workshop: Mastering the Middle Grade with award-winning author Donna Gephart  and ICM agent Tina Wexler About this Intensive: Most of us can remember at least one middle grade novel that made an indelible mark on us and helped shape us into who we are today. These books aimed at fourth through seventh …

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NEW for FALL! Writing Winning Short Stories with Lindsey Lane and Shelli Cornelison

October 27, 2015 – December 01, 2015

            Are you thinking about submitting to the 24th annual Austin Chronicle Short Story contest? What would happen if there was a class where you could work on your existing short story or compose something new, get feedback on your piece, fine tune your craft, experience community – all with …

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Austin: LitCity


Lit City: Austin Literary Events from Oct. 8 – 14

    By Arielle Avila Join in on the literary fun this week in Austin! There are numerous parties, book releases, and special readings going on throughout the city that are calling your name. It’s the best way to surround yourself with a community just as passionate as you are towards books. We hope to …

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Write Away Day, Sunday October 11th

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, Sunday, October 11th @ 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 …

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Success Story Spotlight…with Cate Berry

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 …

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