• Why Do I Write?

    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, […]

  • Announcing: Voices in the Circle

    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!

  • 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 […]