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Nina Munteanu

Nina Munteanu

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Nina Munteanu is a Canadian ecologist / limnologist and internationally published author of award-nominated speculative and eco-fiction novels, short stories and non-fiction. She is co-editor of Europa SF and served as acquisition and structural editor of several anthologies. Nina has taught writing since 2005 and currently lectures at George Brown College and the University of Toronto. She has been a writing coach and editor since 2005 and has worked with novice and established writers toward successful publication. Nina's latest book is “Water Is…” a scientific study and personal journey as limnologist, mother, teacher and environmentalist. “Water Is…” was recently picked by Margaret Atwood in the NY Times as her #1 choice in the 2016 ‘The Year in Reading’. Nina’s most recent novel "A Diary in the Age of Water"—about four generations of women and their relationship to water in a rapidly changing world—will be released in 2020 by Inanna Publications.;




A Diary in the Age of Water. Inanna Publications , due 2020
The Ecology of Story: World as Character. Pixl Press, 2019
Water Is...The Meaning of Water. Pixl Press, 2016
Metaverse: Book 3 of Splintered Universe Trilogy. Pixl Press, 2014
Natural Selection: A collection of short stories. Pixl Press, 2013
The Journal Writer: Finding Your Voice. Pixl Press, 2012
Inner Diverse: Book 2 of Splintered Universe Trilogy. Starfire, 2012
The Last Summoner. Starfire World Syndicate, 2012
Outer Diverse: Book 1 of Splintered Universe Trilogy. Starfire, 2011
Angel of Chaos. Dragon Moon Press, 2010
The Fiction Writer: Get Published, Write Now!. Starfire World Syndicate, 2009
Darwin's Paradox. Dragon Moon Press, 2007
The Cypol. eXtasy Books, 2006
Collision with Paradise. Liquid Silver Books, 2005


Midwest Book Review Reader's Choice Award for Darwin's Paradox, 2008
Aurora Prix Award (nominee) for Darwin's Paradox, 2007
Aurora Prix Award (nominee) for The Fiction Writer: Get Published, Write Now!, 2009
Speculative Literature Foundation Fountain Award (nominee) for "Virtually Yours" in Neo-Opsis Science Fiction Magazine, 2004
Speculative Literature Foundation Fountain Award for "Angel's Promises" in Dreams and VIsions Magazine, 2003
Gaylactic Spectrum Award (nominee) for Collision With Paradise (Liquid Silver Books), 2005
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Presentation Description

I bring my teaching background in formal teaching and workshop facilitation with diverse groups to create a highly interactive and participatory presentation. We work together to create story based on the topic(s) covered. I tailor my presentations to the size of groups from powerpoint presentation to hands-on small group workshops.

Presentation Length:
1-3 hours
science fiction & fantasy, general fiction, creative nonfiction, eco-fiction, climate fiction, cli-fi
secondary and up
Audience Size:
all sizes
Workshop Description:

My workshops are highly interactive, first presenting and discussing tools and compoents then applying them in various ways through interactive presentation and discussion. All my workshops contain hands-on material, writing and sharing. I bring my over 20-years of one-on-one coaching with professional writers and tutoring at university and college toward a rewarading and insightful program.