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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Austin: LitCity

What’s Happening in the Austin Book World, August 8-15

by Gardiner Brown Hey there, Austin Literati, Writers, etc.! Let’s go over what’s happening in our fair city’s book world this week, shall we? We’ve got some awesome-looking readings coming up at Book People as well as several over at Malvern Books! There are at least two trilogies whose conclusions will be celebrated this week, …

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Rejecting Rejection with author Bobbi Miller

The Importance of Patience by Bobbi Miller I’ve long studied American folklore and history. In fact, I earned my MFA in writing for children from Vermont College in 2001, and was awarded honors with distinction for my MA in children’s literature degree from Simmons in 1995. During both of these degrees, I studied the folklore …

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