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 NYT Best-Selling Author Libba Bray and Agent Barry Goldblatt

October 06, 2016 – October 09, 2016

Break Out! Writing that Pushes Boundaries Advanced Writer Weekend with NYT Best-Selling Author Libba Bray and Agent Barry Goldblatt Join author Libba Bray and agent Barry Goldblatt for a long weekend of lectures, craft exercises, and workshop in Austin, TX.   Faculty Lectures: Let Your Freak Flag Fly: How to dig deep, take risks, gag your …

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6 Week Class: Picture Book Nonfiction: Style & Substance

June 05, 2016 – July 24, 2016

We are adding to our successful picture book offerings adding a NEW class on Picture Book Nonfiction. This broad category of the growing picture book market includes picture book biographies, work for hire projects, texts centering on the natural world, science and more. Join Bethany Hegedus, co-author of the acclaimed Grandfather Gandhi, and Be the …

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Austin: LitCity

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What’s Going on in the Austin Book Community May 19th – 25th

Lit City: What’s Going on in the Austin Book World May 19th – 25th The rain is here … and with it, a copious amount of INDOOR literary activities to attend! Not only are there three separate Storytimes, but there are also a ton of interactive events for you to participate in. Q&A, open mic, book releases …

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Austin Author Spotlight Interview with Carin Channing

This month, The Writing Barn is thrilled to feature Carin Channing, writer, doodler, meditator, WB regular and more as we talk about her book, 365 Days of Doodling: Discovering the Joys of Being Creative Every Day. And don’t forget to come to The Writing Barn, Wednesday May 25th, 7:30 – 9:00, for our monthly Words …

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Event Recap: Book Reading/Signing with Bestselling Author Cassandra Clare

Bestselling Author Cassandra Clare, known for her Shadowhunter Series, read from and signed her newest book, Lady Midnight. Tickets sold fast for a Q&A night at St. Edwards University with the creator of the Shadowhunters and the Dark Artifices. Writing Barn Intern Sydney Chandler was able to grab a ticket for Cassandra Clare’s event and gathered some fun facts and …

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