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 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 readings from their featured books, we’ve received neighbourhood walks, slide shows, songs, and a cooking demo. This new site is a book lover’s dream, and we hope readers from around the world will discover the incredible books and writers we’re featuring this year.

    THIN AIR has always been a place where readers and writers meet, and though we are going virtual, this new site has some amazing features that will let you sidle up to that experience. The site offers you the option of creating a reader profile which will allow you to comment, ask questions, and converse in our lounges, and participate in Q&A sessions. Our Ask Me Anything series runs throughout the festival’s three-week time frame. If you click through the simple sign-up, you’re not just visiting the site–you become part of our virtual audience!

    The site launches September 20, but we’re looking for the keeners who know they want to be part of our virtual audience. As of today, you can click through THIS LINK to secure your reader profile space, and you’ll be informed as soon as the site is live… If you hurry and are one of the first 50 to register, you will receive a free THIN AIR 2020 book!

  • 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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