February 18, 2014
April 11: Save the Date
Three of Canada’s finest poets, a beautiful theatre, a touch of glam, and a chance to celebrate a local literary hero—what more could you wish for?
We are teaming up with the Canada Council to present a spectacular evening of Governor General’s Award-winning poets, and we want you to be there to share the magic! Join us for compelling readings and conversation with Katherena Vermette, Lorna Crozier, and Patrick Lane. Our festival partner, McNally Robinson Booksellers, will be on-site so you can take some words home with you…
GOVERNOR GENERAL'S POETRY GALA
Katherena Vermette, Lorna Crozier,& Patrick Lane
Friday, April 11, 7:30 pm
Muriel Richardson Auditorium
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Tickets will be available in early March.
This event is organized in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts to mark the 2013 edition of the Governor General’s Literary Awards.
January 22, 2014
Thank You for Helping Make the THIN AIR Book Sale a Success!
Our book sale was once again a smashing success! We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who came down to show their support.
We would also like to extend our sincere gratitude to all of our wonderful volunteers; Sylvia, Gaia, Lynne, Rose, Bruce, Matt, Steve, Grae, Karen, Thiané, Dan, and Stefanie, we couldn't have done it without you!
And don't worry if you missed out on some great deals on top-notch books, we will be back in June!
January 8, 2014
THIN AIR Used Book Sale
The Winnipeg International Writers Festival used book sale returns! Be sure to check out the Forks Market from Friday, January 17th through Sunday, January 19th. Tons of cheap books, plus long, cold evenings to read them in, see you there!
December 18, 2013
Top made-in-Manitoba books this year
Festival director Charlene Diehl sat down with CBC to discuss her top maid-in-Manitoba books of the year. Whether you’re looking for treasures for the last few people on your shopping list, or excellent company for some lazy holiday hours, click here to see the can't miss made-in-Manitoba books to track down this season.
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)