Thin Air News

December 3, 2014

THIN AIR 2014 Audio Recordings are UP!

After a long delay, the audio recordings from THIN AIR 2014 are finally up. 

Click "Recordings" on the left-hand menu, and it will bring you to a list of those recordings availalbe for listening. 

Start with our Opening Night and the melodious voice of award winning writer Eleanor Catton, reading and in conversation with Festival director Charlene Diehl. During your lunch you can revisit the Millennium Library at the daily Nooners. Sit back with a cup of tea and soak in the lectures from the Big Ideas series. Grab a glass of wine and lounge while listening to the Mainstage events. You can even transport yourself to the Forks and the powerful words at the Voices from Oodena event. And make sure there are no children around when you blast the tunes from the raucous Forewords evening, which featured Winnipeg's Slam Team and Tom Howell going toe-to-word in our second Haiku Death Match! (seriously, not for children's ears - you've been warned!)

COMING SOON: Video! Yes, actual videos of many of these events! Thanks to funding from the Access Copyright Foundation, we are currently working on editing several videos, including Opening Night with Eleanor Catton, Forewords, Voices from Oodena, and all of our Mainstage events. Stay tuned to find out when they will be uploaded.



October 24, 2014

Fall Literary Series


McNally Robinson Booksellers has teamed up with the Winnipeg International Writers Festival for a special Fall Literary Series. Over these four events spanning October and November we’ll be exploring a wide variety of Canadian literature. See below for the featured author events.

An Evening with Dionne Brand, Thursday October 9, 7:00 pm in the Atrium

An Evening with Michael Crummey, Monday October 20, 7:00 pm in the Atrium

An Evening with M.G. Vassanji, Wednesday October 22, 7:00 pm in the Atrium

An Evening with Rudy Wiebe, Monday November 3, 7:00 pm in the Atrium

An Evening with Molly Peacock, Thursday November 27, 7:00 pm in the Atrium

Check out all the information about these fabulous readings and conversations at the McNally Robinson Booksellers website.


September 29, 2014


Congratulations to our three winners, and thanks to everyone who purchased a ticket to our raffle. Thanks to you and the generosity of our prize donors, we raised over $700!

The three winners were randomly drawn this morning at 10:00am in the lobby of MTYP:

Jessica Grosshans (the Forks basket and books from our THIN AIR authors)

Christina Zamzow (Chocolatier Constance Popp chocolate, and books from our THIN AIR authors)

Ray Montague (two flexi passes to MTYP and books from our THIN AIR authors)

Thanks again to our prize donors: The Manitoba Theatre for Young Children, the Forks, and Chocolatier Constance Popp!


September 22, 2014

Mainstage Tonight! NEW TIME 7:30pm

Hi Folks!

We hope to see you out tonight at our Mainstage performance at MTYP. 


Doors open at 7:00pm

This is a new time for us, so spread the word. Hope to see you there! It's going to be a magical night.


September 21, 2014

Voices from Oodena Moving Inside the Forks Market

Hi Folks!

Just a quick note to tell people that we will be moving our Voices from Oodena event INSIDE into the Forks market where there is a great stage set up for us!

Everything else remains the same:

START TIME: 6:30pm

Hope to see you there!


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.