• GG Winners Announced

    The Canada Council today announced the winners of the 2016 Governor General Literary Awards. We’re especially happy for François Gilbert, who picked up the Young People’s Literature – Text (French language) for his YA novel Hare Krishna. François totally charmed us when he visited THIN AIR/Livres en fête last month. And Lazer Ledenhendler won for […]

  • Success!

    It is with tremendous pleasure that we bring this year’s THIN AIR festival to a close. Our 20th anniversary was a grand success, with world-reknowned and award-winning writers, a brigade of amazing and absolutely integral volunteers, and of course wonderful audiences. Thank you all for your part in making this year yet another smashing festival! […]

  • It’s finally time for THIN AIR 2016!!

    It’s Friday, September 23 and that means that it is officially the first day of THIN AIR 2016! And the first day of our 20th festival! We’re all extremely excited about the phenomenal writers coming to perform, to read, and to share wisdom with us this year. We kick everything off this evening with Opening […]

  • THIN AIR Used Book Sale at the Forks

    This weekend, we return to The Forks Market to hold another fundraiser book sale. We’ve been gathering and sorting gently used books donated by our generous supporters, and we’ve set up shop in the sunny South Atrium to bring them all to you. All funds from the sale directly contribute to costs associated with running […]

  • THIN AIR 2016 Tickets & Passes

    The start of the festival is fast approaching. As well as our fundraising booksale, tickets and passes for this year’s event will be available this weekend. Beginning Saturday, September 10, 2016 our THIN AIR MainStage Pass ($35) and the brand new THIN AIR SuperPass ($70) will be available at McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant ave. […]

  • The THIN AIR 2016 Program Books is here!

    Available  now at McNally Robinson Grant Park, and at locations throughout the city in the coming weeks. It’s got everything you need to get the most out of THIN AIR 2016, September 23 – October 1.  

  • Carmen Aguirre: Healing and Resistance

    It seems like Carmen Aguirre has lived numerous lives. A renowned playwright and actor, she’s also a best-selling memoirist. Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter was a critically-acclaimed national bestseller, and the winner of Canada Reads in 2012. Something Fierce told the story of Aguirre’s early years, including her life as teenager involved in the […]