Shared Solitude in the Centre of the City…

Sydney Trades Hall

Sydney Writers’ Room is on level one of the Sydney Trades Hall

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.