This year is the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, perhaps one of the most iconic gothic horror novels ever written. Almost as famous is the story of how Frankenstein came to be. Two years before its publication, in 1816, Mary Shelley and her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley vacationed with Lord Byron, […]
By Allan Stratton Why do I write? If I don’t, it’s like I’m suffocating. It’s been like that since before I could spell. Mom was a single working parent, so I was on my own a lot, growing up. Plus, I had rheumatic fever and three bouts of pneumonia by the time I was five, […]
We are thrilled to announce Voices in the Circle, a year-long celebration of Indigenous writing in Canada. Voices in the Circle is an ambitious project with performances, residencies, and an anthology of new work, to be published by Prairie Fire and CV2, two feisty literary journals here in Winnipeg. Stay tuned for news!
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: […]