Space to Write

Do you need a quiet place to write?

Sometimes it can be hard to find a quiet space to write – away from family, internet and the distractions of home. Our writing rooms are situated in Sydney in the beautiful and peaceful Garry Owen House in Callan Park, Lilyfield, and are a great place to go to find that much-needed quiet and concentration.

These rooms are located on the first floor and unfortunately are not wheelchair accessible. If you would like to book an accessible writing space on our ground floor, please contact us. For information about getting to Writing NSW, please visit our Location page.

Looking to hire a space in our building for meetings or events? See the list of available rooms on our Venue Hire page.

There are two writing spaces available for members to book in our building:

Casual Writing Room (short-term)

Use of our casual writing room is a members-only service and there is no cost involved. Simply contact us to see if a room is available, book it for the day and spend time focusing on your project.

This service is only available during office hours. Bookings are essential.

Note: this service is strictly short-term and spaces may only be booked one week ahead of time.

Shared Writers' Space (long-term)

Writing NSW has a dedicated writers’ space for hire by up to four writers.

You will share the space with other writers in a peaceful, quiet location overlooking the greenery of Callan Park. With your own desk area available 7 days per week, this is a quiet space designed to remove you from daily distractions and to give you space to concentrate on writing.

Renting your space includes:

  • your assigned desk and chair
  • bookcase
  • pedestal drawers
  • room divider
  • 24 hour access with security code
  • access to B&W and colour printing (at very reasonable print rates)
  • meeting room hire (discounted for members)
  • kitchen and bathroom facilities

Fee: $250 per month (incl. GST), payable monthly in advance.
Refundable bond and key deposit: $250

Bookings available for Writing NSW members only. Minimum hire period is 1 month. See the Application Form for full terms and conditions.

To apply, please complete the Application Form and follow the submission instructions.

‘Having a desk space at Writing NSW was integral for making progress with my novel. It became a sanctuary for me, with a window overlooking a Magnolia tree. Being surrounded by beautiful Callan Park was perfect for long walks to think through problems, and the Writing NSW team were always so friendly and accommodating.’ – Emily, Writing NSW member

We are grateful to the Inner West Council for their support for our writing spaces.

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