News

  • School’s Out, But THIN AIR’s In Session!

    Bookings have already been rolling in for our School Program, which features a line-up of exciting storytellers from across the country. Whether they’re local favourites like David A. Robertson and Colleen Nelson, or national icons like Allan Stratton, we at the festival are excited to connect them to teachers and students in two optional streams: […]

  • End of the year gift giving!

    Greetings, all! Well, 2016 is drawing to a close. We made it! As we pack everything down in anticipation of next year’s planning, we’re hoping that you might consider a donation to the Winnipeg International Writers Festival. Like all non-profit organizations, we are deeply reliant on the generosity of our volunteers and donors. Since the […]

  • Audio Recordings of THIN AIR 2016 are live!

    Drum roll please…. We’re delighted that edits and compressions and uploads for the audio recordings of certain events from THIN AIR 2016 are now posted on the site and ready for your enjoyment. Recordings appear on the site pages for individual events (linked below) and can be listened to directly on the site or can […]

  • Remembering Orysia Tracz

    We join the family and many friends of Orysia Tracz in sadness at her passing on Thursday. Orysia was an amazing cultural historian of the Ukrainian community here in Winnipeg, and she shared some of the lively recollections from her book, First Star I See Tonight, at Voices from Oodena this past September . She […]

  • CANCELLED: Matthew B. Crawford

    Due to a setback in travel plans, tonight’s Fall Literary Series event at McNally Robinson Booksellers with Matthew B. Crawford  has been cancelled.

  • This Saturday: Michael B. Crawford at the Fall Literary Series

    An Evening with Matthew B. Crawford Saturday Nov 05 2016 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium In conversation with Paul G. Doerksen and signing The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction . Co-presented by the Winnipeg International Writers Festival as part of our collaborative Fall Literary Series. […]

  • 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! […]