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 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 winter “online library” and share really fine books for kids of all ages–from new readers who are looking mostly at pictures to new adults who are looking for guideposts to make big decisions about their own lives.

    Come explore THIN AIR KIDS, our make-your-own-adventure website! We’ll be adding new material every week over the next seven weeks, so visit us often from February 14-April 2!


  • THIN AIR 2020 Virtual Audience Registration is Now Open!

    In just over a week, we will activate our brand new THIN AIR 2020 festival site, dedicated to showing off over 80 writers and their new books. Now that the folks at Bloom + Brilliance are putting the finishing touches on this massive project, we’re beginning to upload the wide-ranging content our featured writers are submitting. Besides […]

  • Welcome to our new president of our Board of Directors!

    We offer warm congratulations to Amber O’Reilly, poet, spoken word artist, and long-time festival volunteer, as she becomes the new president of our Board of Directors. She joined the board just over a year ago, and is already bringing new ideas and energy to the table. The board is so fortunate to have you in […]

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