• 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.  

  • The Winnipeg International Writers Festival is headed to Edinburgh!!

    [vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_single_image image=”2798″ border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]We’re celebrating our twentieth anniversary with a trip at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, one of the largest literary festivals in the world. The trip, underwritten by the Canada Council for the Arts, will see Festival Director Charlene Diehl lead a delegation of four writers: Métis […]

  • 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 […]

  • Registration begins for the THIN AIR School Program

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Teachers, students, parents! We are now taking reservations for the THIN AIR School Program. Each year, we help hundreds of students to engage directly with professional writers and storytellers. Check out our promo video and be sure to click the link below for more information. Registration can be completed by teachers or principals. Parents […]


    Yann Martel has done a fair bit of traveling in his life, and that globetrotting is evident in the settings of his books, from Life of Pi’s Indian Ocean to the stories making up The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, which take place in Helsinki, Washington DC, and Malaysia. Martel, born in Salamanca, Spain, educated […]

  • A successful gala!

    [vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Our 3rd annual Governor General’s Literary Awards gala was a hit! We had a superb evening at the Winnipeg Art Gallery featuring thought-provoking presentations from Dr. Mark L. Winston and Aganetha Dyck, as well as a rousing and intriguing conversation between both presenters, moderated by the festival’s own Bruce Symaka. […]