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 KIDS is happening during the month of February for I Love To Read Month!

    Stories are at the core of who we are. THIN AIR KIDS is a celebration of the best Canadian writing in English and French for kids of all ages! THIN AIR KIDS: investing in future writers, dreamers, leaders, citizens!

    Les récits sont le fondement de nos êtres. THIN AIR KIDS célèbre l’excellence dans l’écriture canadienne en anglais et en français pour les enfants de tous âges! THIN AIR KIDS: un investissement envers les é, rê, leaders et citoyen.nes de demain!

    We’re very excited that THIN AIR KIDS/Livres en fête juniors is partnering with the Manitoba Young Readers Choice Awards (MYRCA) this year! All of our middle-years English-language books (grades 4-9) are current MYRCA titles, so young readers can find out more about the MYRCA books they’re reading. We’re also booking classroom visits (virtual &/or in-person) in February, and our line-up includes MYRCA writers.

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  • That’s a wrap on THIN AIR / Livres en fête 2023!

    That’s a wrap on THIN AIR / Livres en fête 2023! Huge thanks to our sponsors for making this year’s festival possible. Our month long book party relies on the support of donations and sponsorships from the community. We couldn’t do it without you! For sponsorship opportunities, send us an email!

  • 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 […]

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