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

  • Writes of Spring: National Poetry Month – extended to March 20th

    Writes of Spring will be published in a two-page spread in the Winnipeg Free Press’s 49.8 section in the month of April. A launch at McNally Robinson will follow on the same day, featuring readings by the selected poets.

    Deadline for submissions extended to March 20th!

  • Call for Submissions: Writes of Spring

    For the past four years, the Winnipeg Free Press has hosted a National Poetry Month project edited by Ariel Gordon. Now for the fifth anniversary of the project, we are delighted to be teaming up with Ariel, and to celebrate, we’ve come up with a new name: welcome to Writes of Spring! Taking a page from the […]

  • Speaking Crow: March Edition with Amber O’Reilly

    Join us for our monthly poetry open mic series in the cozy Carol Shields Auditorium, 2nd floor of the Millennium Library! Our featured reader for March is multilingual spoken word poet Amber O’Reilly, a French-Canadian and multilingual poet, spoken word and theatre artist from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. She has performed at Northwords NWT, Speaking Crow, […]

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