The Winnipeg International Writers Festival is a charitable non-profit organization which promotes reading and literacy in Manitoba by curating the annual THIN AIR festival and showcasing writers throughout the year.

Coming Up

  • THIN AIR / Livres en fête 2023 is here!

    Our month-long book party has now begun!

    We’re excited to showcase new books by 63 writers from across Canada and the US, and as far away as Argentina and Sweden. Many of these writers will be here in person, but we also have a destination website brimming with original videos by those who are participating from afar. It’s a reader’s paradise!

    Visit our destination festival site at:

    See our full list of events HERE

  • THIN AIR 2023 is just around the corner!

    THIN AIR / Livres en fête 2023 kicks off in exactly two weeks. Once again, we’re hosting a true hybrid festival, with a bunch of in-person events (many of them live-streamed), a handful of online events, and a fancy website chock full of delightful videos submitted by this year’s featured writers. Our special festival website,, goes live on Wednesday, September […]

  • Manitoba Book Awards CELEBRATION / CÉLÉBRATION des Prix du livre du Manitoba

    The coalition producing the Manitoba Book Awards / Les Prix du livre du Manitoba invites you to join us on Sunday, June 11, 3:00 – 5:00pm, in the Atrium at McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, for an informal afternoon of good books and great company as we gather to celebrate this year’s shortlisted books, writers, designers, illustrators, and publishers! Winners will be announced at […]

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