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Feb 23

Nikki Loftin Nightingale’s Nest release and after-party at The Writing Barn

Yesterday, author Nikki Loftin launched her latest book, Nightingale’s Nest to a packed crowd of family friends and fans at Austin’s own Book People. Nikki is a rousing presenter and she had us laughing and crying, and leaning forward to hang on her every word.     Nikki thanked her and her children’s treasured teachers, …

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Jan 19

The Writing Barn: Intern Opportunities

Intern Positions at The Writing Barn Have an interest in Arts Management or Social Media/Pr? Want to meet award-winning authors? Want to see your creative ideas come to fruition? We’d love to have you join our team at The Writing Barn, for a 3-6 month commitment (will adhere to college intern program needs).   Social …

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Nov 24

Perfecting the Picture Book II: A Deeper Understanding and Draft, Draft, Drafting

Perfecting the Picture Book II: A 6 Week Class with Author & Writing Barn Founder, Bethany Hegedus Tuesday nights: January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4, and 11 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm Perfecting the picture book is not an easy task . In 500 words or less, an author must convey character, setting, …

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Oct 28

Francisco X Stork, Thoughts, Gestures and Dialogue LECTURE ONLY spots $75.

The Writing Barn Presents:  The November Advanced Writer Workshop Weekend, Thoughts, Gestures and Dialogue with award winning author Francisco X. Stork is sold-out! 16 writers from all across the country (Illinois, Colorado, Maine, and of course, Texas) are gearing up to hear Francisco lecture and have their pieces worshopped by him and the other fine …

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Sep 24

Jumping for Joy! Joy Preble, an attendee at an Advanced Writer Workshop, sells novel!

 Yesterday, here at The Writing Barn we got some thrilling news.  One of the writers who attended our Advanced Writer Workshop series has sold the manuscript that she workshopped at our April event with Sara Zarr.  Congrats, Joy Preble! We’re thrilled and can’t wait for 2015 to add Finding Paris to the Barn book shelves. …

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Sep 23

Event Recap: Triple Threat, Triple the Ah-ha’s with authors Kathi Appelt, Susan Fletcher, and Uma Krishnaswami

It was triple the fun at The Writing Barn on Saturday, September 14th when award winning authors, Kathi Appelt, Uma Krishnaswami, and Susan Fletcher joined us for a morning series of lectures and exercises on voice and character. As each author was celebrating a new release, the triple threat team kicked off the event with …

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Sep 17

NEW Fall Class: Let Loose! A Creative Writing Workshop for Teens

Let Loose! A Creative Writing Workshop for Teens Sunday, November 3 1 – 5 pm Ages 13 – 17 Cost: $115  Spend an afternoon with Austin authors Bethany Hegedus and Sara Kocek. Let loose your creativity while learning tangible tricks of the trade. Short presentations on plot, dialogue, and character building along with interactive in-class exercises will …

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Sep 06

Meet Your Instructor: Hollywood Veteran Screenwriter, Michael B. Druxman

Today,  a few weeks before his Sept. 21st morning class here at The Writing Barn,we invite you to get to know The Art of Storytelling instructor, veteran Hollywood screenwriter, Michael B. Druxman a bit better.  Thank you to Michael, for taking the time out of his schedule to have a sit-down chit chat with us. …

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Sep 04

What My Last Book Taught Me Wednesday with debut author, Sara Kocek

The Writing Barn is thrilled to be a stop on the  Sara2 Blog Tour! Today we welcome, Sara Kocek, author of Promise Me Something, a debut novel which is called “Compelling, honest storytelling” in a starred Kirkus review. Bethany, Author & Creative Director at The Writing Barn knew this was true months before Kirkus, as Sara is a core member …

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Aug 17

NEW CLASS! Read to Write Workshop with Michael Noll

Read to Write Workshop When: Saturday, Sept. 21, 2-6 pm Cost: Sliding Scale, $85-150 To register:  email michaelnoll1 at gmail.com Have you ever started a story and stopped after three pages? Or quit a novel after 70 pages? Maybe you’ve worked at creating a character and never quite figured him or her out. Or you’ve got …

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