The Writing Barn Presents 2013 Advanced Writing Workshops

The Writing Barn Presents

The Advanced Writer Weekend Workshop 2013 Season

The goal of the Advanced Writer Weekend Workshop Season is for dedicated and productive writers to continue to study craft, read and analyze current books, have in-depth conversation, and to come away from the intensives with insights into works-in-progress and to renew and reinvigorate writing inspiration.

Led by award-winning authors, editors, and agents, these application-only workshops with limited attendance will be on par with MFA-level programming.

The 2013 schedule consists of:

Worlds Without End: Deconstructing Classic Characters in Children’s Literature
Led by Alexandra Penfold,  previous Editor Paula Wiseman Books/S&S, NOW AGENT at Upstart Crow Literary
Full schedule and description

Little Turnings: Examining Emotional Pacing
Led by National Book Award nominee and esteemed YA author, Sara Zarr
Full schedule and description

Diving Deeply: Thoughts, Gestures, Dialogue
Led by award-winning author of Marcelo in the Real World, Francisco X Stork
Full schedule and description

Cost for one workshop is $375. If applying and accepted into more than one workshop during the 2013 season, the cost per workshop will be discounted to $300. Once you have been notified your application has been accepted, payment is due for the course. Apply here.

Lodging Options:

The Cabin at The Writing Barn is available for rental during the Advanced Writer Weekend Workshops (as well as for private retreats.)  The Cabin sleeps 3. Two in the Queen-sized loft bed, and 1 in the main floor day bed and is just a short walk away from The Writing Barn. To inquire about rental, please email:

Recommended Off Site Lodging:

Albert  Oaks, a  local B&B with spacious and comfortable rooms named for iconic Austin musicians and politicians: Janis Joplin, Willie Nelson, and Ann Richards. Located just three miles from The Writing Barn guests who choose to stay at Austin Oaks may add a shuttle service to their stay. Individual rooms and suites available. When reserving your room, please inform Albert Oaks you will be attending a Writing Barn event for a possible discount.

Additional Lodging Options:

Holiday Inn Express, 4892 US 290 West, Sunset Valley, TX 78735 888-465-4329

The Wyndam Garden, 1600 West Woodward, Austin, TX 78741, 512.448.2444

Howard Johnson Inn, Austin 2711 I 35 S, Austin, TX, 78741, 512.426.9201

Clarion Inn & Suites, 2200 I 35 S, Austin, TX, 78704, 512.444.0561

Austin-Days Inn South, 4220 I 35 S, Austin, TX 78745, 512.444.9242

Hampton Inn Austin South, 200 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78701, 512.472.1500

Candlewood Suites Austin-South, 4320 I 35 S, Austin, TX, 78745, 512.444.8882

Comfort Suites Downtown South, 1701 E. St. Elmo Rd., Austin, TX, 78744, 512.444.6630

Austin Marriott South, 4415 I 35 S, Austin, TX 78744, 512.441.7900