IMPORTANT: Due to the unfolding Covid situation, the Cairns Tropical Writers Festival has been deferred until 2022. The Cairns Tropical Writers Festival is back in 2022. It will bring a vibrant, engaging and creatively stimulating three-day cultural event, complemented by topically relevant and other not to be missed events leading to the main festival event. Writers, readers and storytellers from Far North Queensland, interstate and overseas will come together. The theme is Change. To network, learn, explore, share experiences and debate about, and across, a wide range of writing genres, forms and content. Their exciting program, which will include workshops, catered functions, book launches, debates, performances, and several guest speakers, will showcase the region's distinct voices and engage a wide audience across age, culture, nationality, and socio-economic groups. In bringing the community together to celebrate storytelling through writing, reading and viewing, the Cairns Tropical Writers Festival will also provide opportunities for local writers and readers to learn, share skills and network with industry professionals from beyond the region.