The Cairns Tropical Writers Festival is coming up soon, and they are doing some lead up events to assist with raising funds to put the festival on.
Whilst living in North Queensland, I was lucky enough to make it to this home grown festival highlighting local and visiting talent, twice. Once I was invited to read my ‘Grumpy Fisherman’ at a fundraising /anthology publicity event and display some of my photographs at the Cairns Library, which was so much fun.
Through the festival I made friends outside my then regional writing home in Tully. Many of them have remained in touch and they are all geared up for this upcoming much loved biannual event.
If you live anywhere close by, or just happening to be visiting Cairns that weekend, attending this afternoon of writing, reading and music is a great way you can support a Queensland writing festival and the development of the North Queensland Literary community.
Saturday August 23rd 3.00 – 5.00pm
What better way to spend an afternoon than to listen to the songs of Iconic local identity – Seaman Dan and the opportunity to be one of the first to buy his latest book “Steady Steady.”
To add spice and mystery to the afternoon local author Catherine Titasey will read from her book “My Island Homicide” which also available for sale on the day.
Tickets for the event can be booked through www.trybooking.com/88721 – Cost $25.00
Bring your ticket with you to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea, poolside
in the Latitude Room, Rydges Tradewinds Hotel, 137, Esplanade, Cairns.
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