Thin Air News

September 20, 2014

Sept 20 Seminar DELAYED BY AN HOUR

Hi folks!

Due to unforeseen circumstances, John McFetridge's flight was cancelled last night. The earliest flight they could put him on will put him down in Winnipeg at 10:30am. He will be going straight from the airport to the Millennium Library.

If you were planning on attending our morning seminar at the Millennium Library, CREATING A SERIES CHARACER WITH JOHN MCFETRIDGE, please be aware of the following time change:

Old Start Time: 10:00am


Our hope is to run the seminar from 11am to 1pm.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Thanks for your understanding.



September 3, 2014

Read Our Blog!

Want to read  the latest from THIN AIR writers? Read our specially commissioned blog posts.

Joan Thomas blogs about writing up her home town, Martha Baillie talks her art project accompnaying her new novel, and learn Doug Whiteway's sure-fire cure for writer's block.

We'll be posting more blogs now and throughout the festival, so keep checking in...


August 29, 2014

It's here!

Get your copy of our new program book at McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park this weekend and other locations all over the place starting next week.


August 26, 2014

September Book Sale


Hey folks! Our next book sale is right around the corner!

September 5, 6 and 7 at the Forks Market.

Come browse a great selection of second-hand books, pick up some new treasures, and help support the Festival. Prices are $5 for hardcovers, $2 for paperbacks, and $1 for childrens titles.

Plus, we'll have stacks of the new THIN AIR 2014 program guide hot off the presses for pickup - and it's FREE!

We hope to see you down there!




August 20, 2014



We're very happy to welcome Martha Baillie to THIN AIR 2014. Poet, novelist, story-teller, Martha was born in Toronto and at the University of Edinburgh, the Sorbonne, and University of Toronto. Her previous novels include My Sister Esther, Madame Balashovskaya’s Apartment, The Shape I Gave You, and The Incident Report, which was long-listed for the Giller Prize.

Her dreamlike new novel, The Search for Heinrich Schlögel, follows a young student who leaves his claustrophobic German town for a twoweek wilderness hike in Canada's north, only to discover on his return that thirty years have passed although he himself has not aged. It's mysterious, beautiful, and compelling. 

Martha has constructed a website to accompany the novel, The Schlögel Archive, full of images and imagined postcards. Martha calls it "A Novel Redistributed." It's fascinating. There's so much to explore, someone could get lost in it...


June 3, 2014

Calling All Teachers!

Every September, our THIN AIR School Program/Programme scolaire connects top-level writers with over 3,000 kids in Winnipeg and surrounding areas!

We've rolled out yet another great roster of writers performing in our schools and on our School Stage at MTYP. From September 22 - 26, students from kindergarten throgh grade 12, in English, French and Immersion, will have an up close and personal experience with some of Canada's finest writers.

Registration is first-come-first-served. 

Whether you're a teacher or a parent, check out School Program/Programme scolaire and get registered today!

Click HERE for more information about the English School Program.

Click HERE for more information about the Frecnh Programme scolaire.