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World Poetry Celebrates the Amazing Nina Munteanu!

 Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café welcomed the talented author of numerous books Nina Munteau  to the radio show on  September 8th at 1pm, CFRO, 100.5 FM  Hosts Anita Nieveras, Neall Ryon  and engineer Victor Schwartzman had an engaging conversation about her newest books, one in English and the other in Italian , all about water .

To listen to the show, Please CLICK HERE!



Nina Munteanu is “a master of metaphor…a creator of fantastic worlds and cultures…She turns an adventure story into a wonderland of alien rabbit holes…Rhea Hawke is a fresh and multi-faceted heroine.”–Craig Bowlsby, author of Empire of Ice and creator of Commander’s Log.

Internationally published author, teacher and limnologist which is the study of Nina Munteanu explores one of the most important elements of Earth.  Water is emerging as one of the single most important resources of this planet.  Already scarce in some areas it has become the new “gold” to be bought traded coveted cherished hoarded and abused worldwide.  Companies that deal in water are now traded on the stock exchange. 

The Splintered Universe: “A magic carpet ride of adventure that not only reaches deep into the folds of the universe but also into the depths of the soul.”–Goodreads Review.

“Water Is…” can be purchased in print format online at any Amazon store. It is also available at Blackbond Books (Ladner store). Readers can also find it in the main libraries (Vancouver Central Library, Richmond, City of North Vancouver libraries).The book will be available in E-book in winter 2016

“The Way of Water” is available in E-book format through the Italian Imprint “Future Fiction” on Amazon.com.

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The World Poetry Cafe Proudly Presents Nina Munteanu and Steve Duncan from Canada!


Ariadne’s Note: Tonight was a fascinating show filled with the presentation of three books by Nina   and a powerful  poem by Steve Duncan, a poet, promoter and publicist who works hard to promote artists, musicians and poets. Steve also was a supporter and mentor of World Poetry a number of years ago. He phoned to tell us exciting news about  Pandora’s Collective and the 10th Summer Dream Festival, August 24th as well as the award night on the 23rd. I would like to thank Pandora’s Collective and Steve Duncan for presenting me with the citizenship award. www.pandorascollective.com

 During the show, hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Israel Mota, tech and featured guest Kelly probed into the topics of ecosystems, the brain, the emergence of a new way of being and the three wonderful books launched by Nina Munteanu, You can’t miss this show! CLICK HERE!

Radio show promo!


Featured Guest


Nina Munteanu is a Canadian ecologist and internationally published novelist of science fiction and fantasy. In addition to eight published novels, Nina has written short stories, articles and non-fiction books, which have been translated into several languages throughout the world. Recognition for her work includes the Midwest Book Review Reader’s Choice Award, finalist for Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year Award, the SLF Fountain Award, and The Delta Optimist Reviewers Choice.

Nina regularly publishes reviews and essays in magazines such as The New York Review of Science Fiction and Strange Horizons. She serves as staff writer for several online and print magazines, and was assistant editor-in-chief of Imagikon, a Romanian speculative magazine. She is currently an editor of Europa SF, an ezine dedicated to informing the European SF community.

Nina lectures at university and teaches writing workshops and courses based on her award-nominated guidebook “The Fiction Writer: Get Published, Write Now!” (Starfire World Syndicate). The textbook was adopted by several colleges and universities throughout North America and Europe. It was recently published by Editura Paralela 45 in Romania. The next book in her writing guide series “The Journal Writer: Finding Your Voice” was released in winter of 2012 in Romanian by Editura Paralela 45 and in English in early 2013 by Starfire

Nina shares her time between Toronto and Vancouver where she teaches writing in college and university, coaches writers, and writes.

For more information about booking her workshops, online classes, individual consultations, or speaking appearances visit www.NinaMunteanu.com. Her award-winning blog The Alien Next Door hosts lively discussion on science, travel, pop culture, writing and movies. 

Nina’s books include:
Collision with Paradise (2005, Liquid Silver Books) re-issued by eXtasy Books (2012)
The Cypol (2005, eXtasy Books)
Darwin’s Paradox (2007, Dragon Moon Press)
Angel of Chaos (2010, Dragon Moon Press)
Outer Diverse, Book 2 of The Splintered Universe Trilogy (2011, Starfire World Syndicate)
Inner Diverse, Book 2 (2012, Starfire)
Metaverse, Book 3 (release 2014, Starfire)
The Last Summoner (2012, Starfire)
Natural Selection: a collection of short stories (2013, Pixl Press)
The Fiction Writer: Get Published, Write Now! (2009, Starfire)
The Journal Writer: Finding Your Voice (2013, Pixl Press) 


The Last Summoner:

 “The Last Summoner is a historical fantasy that spans 600 years of history from medieval Poland (1410) through to current day Paris France. The story follows the incredible journey of the young Baroness Vivianne von Grunwald, who discovers that she can alter history–AND time travel! She is about to be given away in marriage to a stranger (as payment) on the eve of the Battle of Grunwald (historically considered the most important battle the Polish fought) between the Teutonic Order and the Polish-Lithuanian peasant armies when she comes into her powers and clumsily orchestrates strange events. As a result, she is chased as a witch literally through time (through a time-space tear) and finds herself in a present day Paris she has somehow authored: it is under Nazi rule…oops…now she must return and remake history… can she or does History have a mind of its own?

The book has done very well so far… it was a Canadian bestseller on Amazon.ca for several months and has garnered several very nice reviews. ” Nina Munteanu.

The Last Summoner is “a unique tale of time and consequences…a clever, well-written book.” Jonathan B, Amazon Reviewer

The Fiction Writer is at the top of the required reading list for my Writer’s Workshop students!…the quintessential guidebook for the soon-to-be-published.”–Susan McLemore, Writing Instructor.

Book Trailer for The Last Summoner: http://youtu.be/jvbe91qbWG0  and the The Alien Next Door Find Nina’s books on Amazon.ca find Nina on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr and Pinterest



“A wonderful new book full of entertaining yet profound stories . It is hard to put the book down. Ariadne Sawyer, MA.”

” From time-space guardians to Cybersex, GMO and biotech implants, this short story collection by science fiction novelist Nina Munteanu promises a journey of great scope, imagination and vision.” Source: Natural Selections, back cover.

World Poetry Café Radio Shows for July and August.

Kwame and Michael in the studio!

Kwame and Michael in the studio!


Ariadne’s Note: The World Poetry Radio Show Team presents the shows for July and August! You can listen live on www.coopradio.org, or download the show later. 

The show broadcasts from downtown Vancouver, BC Canada on Coast Salish territory and reaches people in 48 countries on a regular basis. The radio team of producer and host Ariadne Sawyer, hosts Israel Mota and Vivian Davidson are supported by our wonderful techs, Medhi , Kelly and Gerry who keep us on the air. We are able to provide phone in interviews for those that live in other countries or for various reasons are not able to come to the station. We are all volunteers and do our best to provide quality multilingual, intercultural programing . We feature as many Canadian musicians as possible. Your voices are important to us.

 The show is kept on the air by members like you. If you become a member of the World Poetry Café, you will have three features per year, a tax deductible receipt and be part of our show with your news and e-poems.  Please become a member by going to www.coopradio.ca , become a member page and writing in the World Poetry Café in the favorite show line.  The money will credited to our account which needs $700 per year to keep the show.

World Poetry Café Radio Shows for July and August.
July 30, Welcome to our new partner from New York! Stanley H. Barkan, Poet/Publisher
Cross-Cultural Communications, www.cross-culturalcommunications.com

August 5, Spotlite Radio, New York. 9 am PST. Interview with Ariadne Sawyer re the up-coming World Poetry Poetathon. http://spotliteradio.com/

August 6, New Westminster, BC Poet Laureate Candice James, author of numerous books and, Director, Royal City Literary Arts. http://saddlestone.shawwebspace.ca

August 13, the amazing duo of Rio Samaya, Pancho and Sal, performers who have toured the world and have several CD’s which bring joy to all. http://riosamayaband.com/
August 20, Pandora’s Collectivehttp://sites.google.com/site/summerdreamsfest/home/gala10th Anniversary!

Well known author Nina Munteanu with her new book the The Last Summoner a historical fantasy that spans 600 years of history from
medieval Poland. www.NinaMunteanu.com.

August 27, James Tarantin, with his new book Equation and the company TarantinDream which he founded with the help of Larry King. Based on a dream He will be speaking also in Arabic. http://www.jamestarantin.com/#

Also, we are honoured to have Peter Thabit Jones is a Welsh poet and dramatist.He and  Dylan Thomas daughter, Aeronwy wrote the first-ever Dylan Thomas Walking Tour of GreenwichVillage, available as an internet PDF, audio download, and guided tour via New York Fun Tours,  and forthcoming in2014 as a tourist book and an Internet App. The Walking Tour will be a central focus for the New York celebrations of the Dylan Thomas Centenary. Peter has been writer in residence at Big Sur and has a new book coming out. He will be calling from Big Sur, California and returning to Wales at the end of August.