2017 Winnipeg Spur Festival :
the annual festival of politics, art and ideas hosted by the Literary Review of Canada, will take place May 4 - 7 and explore the theme of Risk.
2017 Winnipeg Spur Festival
Events held in various locations in downtown Winnipeg
Winnipeg Spur Festival, the annual festival of politics, art and ideas hosted by the Literary Review of Canada, will take place May 4 - 7 and explore the theme of Risk.
Event prices range from free to $25. Festival passes are also available.
Risk is the potential of gaining or losing something of value. Risk is a consequence of action taken in spite of uncertainty. "What are we willing to risk to make a more just and equitable country."
Through panel discussions, onstage interviews, movies, poetry, music, readings, a bike jam, yoga and more, this year's four-day festival brings together provocative thinkers, scholars, authors, artists, activists and journalists to debate and explore the theme of Risk with subjects including:
• Refugees Living With(in) Risk
• Indigenous Perspective on Canada150
• Investment, Art & The Psychology of Collecting
• Risk & Journalism
• Risk & Crisis Response
• Risk, Race & Afro-Canadian Cultural Production
• Measuring Risk: Climate Change and Adverse Weather
• Risk & Resilience of Local Economies
• Risk & Art
• Risk & Health
Spur is a festival of politics, art, and ideas and is a catalyst for change in Canada. Spur is produced by the Literary Review of Canada, in partnership with Diaspora Dialogues. Feisty, multi-partisan, forward-looking, and solution-driven, this national railway of ideas provides Canada with vital new cultural infrastructure for the 21st century. Founded in 2013, Spur prides itself on its community partnerships, cultural connections and a focus on accessibility and diversity. 2017 Spur Festivals discussing Risk was successfully held in Toronto earlier this month, and will head to Calgary, Ottawa, Halifax and Victoria this year.