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 Extended to April 23!

    Surprise, we’ve extended THIN AIR Kids to April 23rd! That means you have a few more weeks to explore our make-your-own adventure site packed full of amazing content from an incredible list of kids authors.


    Head over to while you still can!


  • Writes of Spring

    For the 6th year in a row, the Winnipeg Free Press will be publishing poetry by Manitoba writers for National Poetry Month in partnership with the Winnipeg International Writers Festival. As always, we’ll be taking a page from the League of Canadian Poets, which means that this year’s theme will be resilience.   What does it mean […]

  • THIN AIR KIDS Festival

    Welcome to THIN AIR KIDS! Looking to hear top-notch Canadian writers reading their terrific picture books? Or engaging chapter books for middle years readers? Or gripping and honest fiction for teens? How about videos about the writing process, or about researching a new topic? This seems like this right year to kick off our new […]

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