The last weekend of August will see the Tropical Writers Festival being held at the Shangri La Hotel in Cairns (August 30/31). A host of authors, across all genres will be attending the festival which is shaping up to be a huge success. The two day programme is filled with workshops, presentations, recitals, panels and social events that will be both inspiring and informative for budding writers right through to seasoned veterans. The Festival is open to the public however bookings need to be made for some of the workshops and the Gala Dinner. For more information please call Arts Nexus in Cairns on 07 4051 4433 or visit www.tropicalwritersfestival.com.