December 5, 2013
The THIN AIR 2013 podcasts are UP!
Sometimes, things just don't according to plan.
After a long wait, the podcats of our THIN AIR 2013 festival are up and ready for you! If you want to revisit a favourite event, or check in on one that you weren't able to attend, CLICK HERE and you will be transported back to September 2013.
The best part of the podcasts are that they are portable. Grab a chair and a blanket with some hot beverage if you're at home, or plug in the earbuds and settle in if you're on the bus (just don't miss your stop).
December 5, 2013
Katherena Vermette in Ottawa
Big Congratulations to Katherena Vermette, the winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry, and pictured here with His Excellency Dr. David Johnston at the awards ceremony on Thursday, November 28, at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.
You made Winnipeg proud, Kate!!
Photo credit: Cpt Carbe Orellana, Rideau Hall @Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada represented by the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General (2013)
November 19, 2013
Book Sale Postponed
Unfortunately, we have had to postpone our November book sale at the Forks Market. The book sale was initially scheduled to be Friday, Nov. 22nd - Sunday, Nov. 24th.
We have postponed until the end of January, with dates still to be announced. Please check our website for updates, and we hope to see you in the new year!
October 10, 2013
Katherena Vermette - CBC interview
Our dear friend and past Festival staff member Katherena Vermette was interviewed by CBC about her Governor General's nomination. Lilsten to it here! (please note: depending on your internet connection it might take a minute to load)
And don't forget that Katherena will be reading and talking about her GG nominated book "North End Love Songs" at our special event on October 18, along with Joseph Boyden. For all the details about the event, click on the picture below. We hope to see you there!
Tickets can be purchased at McNally Robinson Booksellers, or through our office (204-927-7323).
- interview with Katherena Vermette is courtesy of CBC.
October 1, 2013
THIN AIR 2013 - A Smashing Success!
Ann Shin's family china wasn't the only thing that was smashingly good last week! THIN AIR 2013 wrapped up on Saturday evening with a full house at the CCFM for the After Words: Club Jazz, where people read poetry (their own or someone else's) accompanied by some smooth jazz, brought to us by Derrick Gardner and Lindsay Woolgar. A fantastic ending to a fantastic week!
We'd like to thank all our hard working volunteers for making THIN AIR 2013 run smooth. Also, thanks to our venues and corporate sponsors and donors and especially YOU the audience, for coming out to hear so many great writers and performers at our many events.
Keep your eyes (and ears) on this site in the coming month, as we'll be posting podcasts of many of the events. And visit our Facebook page here as we post more pictures of the festival week, and don't forget to visit the blog as well!
And keep October 18 open - we're hosting an evening with Joseph Boyden and Katherena Vermette that you won't want to miss! It will take place at the Centre culturel franco-manitobain at 340 Provencher Blvd. You can already pick up tickets for $20 at McNally Robinson Booksellers.
September 6, 2013
THIN AIR SEPTEMBER USED BOOK SALE!
Don't forget that this weekend is our second used book sale fundraiser of the year! September 6 to 8, inside at the Forks Market.
Friday noon to 9:30pm
Saturday 9:30am to 6:30pm
Sunday 9:30am to 5:00pm
Drop on by, say hi, browse the selection, and pick up a book or three and help support the Festival! We'll also have THIN AIR 2013 pases available, and sign up for our weekly enewsletter, and/or buy a Raffle Ticket. There are many ways to help support us and the work we do.
Hope to see you this weekend!