Located in the heart of the Sydney CBD in the historic Trades Hall, the Sydney Writers’ Room is a place where writers can work in “shared solitude”. Inspired by the legendary New York Writers’ Room, the Sydney Writers’ Room has been operating as an informal writer-run-initiative since 2007.
Our objectives are:
- To create a community of professional writers in the centre of Sydney by providing affordable quality writing space on a permanent basis.
- To open up our community to a diverse group of new writers through a visiting writers program and emerging writer’s placement.
- To build a wider community of supporters of the Sydney Writers’ Room by holding regular literary events.
- To engage with and contribute to Australia’s broader literary landscape through various initiatives including the SWR Short Story Competition.