Cairns Writers Festival Inc. is a member-based organisation which provides a resource for our local members and the broader writing and creative communities, including Far North rural communities, the remote Cape York communities and the Torres Strait Islands and west to the Gulf.

In addition to its flagship biennial event, the Cairns Tropical Writers Festival, we aim to offer year-round events, which may include workshops, seminars and author visits, providing an opportunity for professional skill development for writers at various levels, and public engagement with the creative arts and literature.


No matter what your interests, we’d love you to join our community and become a friend of the Cairns Tropical Writers Festival. Becoming a member offers you an opportunity to become a part of our growing community of writers, readers and thinkers and support the written art and literature in our regional part of Australia.

Membership benefits include:

• One complimentary weekend or day pass per member to the flagship Festival event
• Discounts of up to 20% on Festival’s full price tickets (gala dinner excluded)
• Priority booking periods for Festival tickets
• Discounts on year-round events and workshops
• Free events for members

Further benefits are being negotiated and will be announced in due course.

Membership fee

Cairns Writers Festival Inc. offers individual membership only. The membership is valid for twelve months from the purchase date.


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