Cairns Tropical Writers Festival
Launched as an initiative of Tropical Writers Inc in 2008, the Cairns Tropical Writers Festival offers opportunities to regional, remote and isolated communities to participate in a writer’s festival they would otherwise be unable to attend, providing inspiration and nurturing their creative aspirations and goals. For national and international visitors, it is a cultural experience that allows them to touch the inspirational heart of the region in an environment of immense natural beauty.
In August 2018, Tropical Writers Inc hosted the sixth biennial Festival, celebrating a 10-year anniversary of the only literary event of this type in the Far North Queensland region. Now run by its own independent governing body, the aim of the future festivals is to attract new audience, visitors from interstate and an increasing number of international visitors and to establish the festival as a major cultural event in North Queensland.