This is a very exciting time in the lead up to the festival. I mean look who is coming to dinner – Geraldine Doogue – wow!
To get us all into the swing of celebrating the written word Cairns Tropical Writers Festival Committee invite you all to our fundraiser Writing, Reading and Music with Seaman Dan and Catherine Titasey – happening Saturday 23rd August – yes this Saturday. Visit http://www.cairnstropicalwritersfestival.com to get your tickets. You won’t get afternoon tea unless you have booked, paid and bring your ticket with you.
Seaman Dan launches his latest book Steady Steady – he may sing asong or two and Catherine Titasey will read from her book My Island Homicide.
To find out more about the fundraiser, Geraldine Doogue and her book – The Climb, Iain McCalman, Helene Young, Andrew Matthews and all the other amazing festival events and personalities visit http://www.cairnstropicalwritersfestival.com
I’ve been a busy bee again – not all by myself – but as part of the Cairns Tropical Writers Festival committee. We didn’t get the grant money we applied for – but the show must go on. So we have been fundraising and our first fundraiser “Tea For Two” went really well. Authors Josephine Moon – “The Tea Chest” and Elizabeth Martin – “Tea House in the Lime Trees” delighted the audience with insights into their lives, writing habits, research and some of the serendipities along the way.
So the news hot off the press on the next fundraiser. An afternoon tea celebrating Writing, Reading and Music in the tropical setting of Rydges Tradewinds Hotel in Cairns.
Seaman Dan an iconic Torres Strait Islander brings his singing, story telling talents and the release of his latest book – “Steady Steady”
He is joined for the afternoon by Catherine Titasey author of “My Island Homicide” – now there’s an intriguing title!
Bookings are essential for afternoon tea – please remember to bring your ticket with you – wwew.trybooking.com/88721
For more details on the full festival programme visit http://www.cairnstropicalwritersfestival.com
It’s been a while but I’ve been busy trying to put the program together for the Cairns Tropical Writers Festival – check out http://www.cairnstropicalwritersfestival.com
The program will be launched at the wonderful ” Tea for Two” event planned for Friday 27th June in the Botanical Gardens, Cairns.
I said to a writing colleague recently that putting the program together was like doing a Rubic’s cube whilst drunk. Right when you think you have everything in place you notice one tiny little problem, you make the adjustment, but … that leads onto another tiny little adjustment and so on which brings a cascading effect of hugely demoralizing proportions.
I’ve taken a rest from fiddling for the moment. It will be ready for 27th June, it will be on the festival website and you will be able to start planning your festival experience. Which workshops, which chats, which book signings – so hard to choose. Seeing the program for the first time will be like opening a gorgeous box of chocolates. The difference is with a writers festival program it’s none fattening so you can gorge to your hearts’ content filling your head with knowledge and not gaining a single kilo!
I invite you all to “Tea for Two”, hosted by Tropical Writers Inc. featuring the effervescent Elizabeth Martin and the intriguing talent of Josephine Moon.
Collins Booksellers of Smithfield will be managing the book sales.