Cairns Tropical Writers' Festival Asset 10

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Come To Cairns

We welcome you to Cairns in 2024 for this vibrant and stimulating event which brings together regional, state and national writers, readers and thinkers.

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Save The Date

Immerse yourself in words and tales over a 3-day period from 8 to 10 March 2024.

Stories, Culture, and Nature

Share books, writing and ideas by engaging with authors and joining in workshops, readings, conversations and social events – some free, some paid – all within a stone’s throw of the stunning Cairns Esplanade.

2023 Was A Huge Success

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Where will I stay?

Choose from a wide range of accommodation from 5-star to backpackers to Air Bnbs all within walking distance of the Cairns CBD with its cafes, markets, galleries, bars, museum and shops.  All festival sessions are centred around  Crystalbrook Flynn, Crystalbrook Bailey, and Cairns City Library.

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The Program

Will be released on 1 December 2023 when early bird tickets will be available. The full program will be available 17 February 2024.

Why Attend the CTWF 2024?


Improve your writing skills through immersive workshops and masterclasses.


Interact with world-class authors, poets, and storytellers.


Engage in robust conversations and explore stories spanning various genres, cultures, and experiences.


Connect with fellow literature enthusiasts, writers, and industry professionals in an atmosphere alive with creative energy.


Participate in the youth program with young readers and emerging writers, the next generation of storytellers.

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