The Writing Barn

The Writing Barn is book lover’s haven. Situated on 7.5 wooded acres in Austin, Texas, The Writing Barn is surrounded by mature trees, home to birds and deer. It’s a peaceful out-of-town environment without ever leaving Austin.

With floor to ceiling bookshelves, rows of instructional craft books, free wi-fi, and no television, The Writing Barn is the perfect spot for an overnight writing retreat, to host a writing class, or throw a book launch party.


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The Writing Barn Presents

Advanced Writer Weekend Workshop, Writing Outside the Box with author/agent Ammi-Joan Paquette and author K.A. Holt

October 09, 2014 – October 12, 2014

Writing Outside the Box:  Multiple Viewpoints, Unreliable Narrators, Unusual Structures— Oh, My!  with top-selling agent/author Ammi-Joan Paquette of Erin Murphy Literary, and author K. A. Holt Event Details: Are you tired of writing the same old story in the same old way? Do you ever wish you could embark on an entirely new perspective, find …

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Short Story and Literary Fiction event with NBA finalist Rene Steinke

October 14, 2014 – October 14, 2014

Katherine Anne Porter, the great novelist and short story writer, lived in Texas for much of her youth and often used Texas as her subject matter. In this workshop, we’ll talk about what contemporary writers can learn from studying Porter’s work (access to the interior life of a character, creating a mood, using a setting that’s central to a story, and other strategies).

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What’s Happening in the Austin Book World, July 25-31

By Jessica Weems The events this week are chock full of nerves, twists and turns, and a lot of drama. From open mics to readings of pure emotion, these events might require tissues. Be sure to stop by to get the full experience and maybe even a little inspiration. The Events On Friday, July 25 …

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