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 Launch Recording

    On April 24th, the Winnipeg Free Press published poetry by Manitoba writers for National Poetry Month for the 6th edition of Writes of Spring.

    This year, we celebrated the launch via Zoom with hosts Ariel Gordon and Tamar Rubin, and featured readings on the theme of resilience by the 2021 Writes of Spring poets:

    Alero Tenumah, Alison Wong, Carolyn Hoople Creed, Delshan Anqele, Harvey Jenkins, James Scoles, Libby Jeffrey, melanie brannagan frederiksen, Noah Cain, Özten Shebahkeget, Seream, Tazi Rodrigues.

    Watch the replay of the 2021 Writes of Spring Launch HERE, and thank you everyone for joining us in celebrating poetry!

    See the three page spread in the Winnipeg Free Press here:


  • 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 […]

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