In this episode of Age of Water, we join award-winning Canadian poet, writer and translator Lucia Monica Gorea in Nanaimo, BC, where she talks about her various projects and her latest children’s book on climate change, “Yukon, the Polar Bear”.
On my writing site, I interviewed Lucia about “Yukon, the Polar Bear” and its significance as a children’s book in creating awareness about climate change.
Lucia Monica Gorea is an award-winning Canadian poet and writer who has published fifteen books spanning multiple genres including poetry, short stories, a historical novel, ESL texts, children’s books, fairy tales, and translations. Lucia is also a literary translator. She translated several fairy tales and poetry books from Romanian into English: The Enchanted Turtle, Aleodor the Emperor, The Morning Star and the Evening Star, and The Enchanted Pig, fairy tales authored by Petre Ispirescu. She was the keynote speaker at the 8th International Symposium on Translation, Interpretation, and Terminology in Havana in 2013. Lucia Monica Gorea is the founder of BestSellers Publishing Academy – Your Story Must Be Told. In addition, she founded Poetry Around the World, Monica’s Writers’ Café and Poets and Writers’ Café. She hosted radio – World Poetry Café Radio Show– and television poetry shows, – Poetry Around the World- in Portland, Oregon, Vancouver, and Nanaimo, BC. Lucia teaches English courses at Vancouver Island University in British Columbia, and graduate studies at Atlantic International University in the United States.
Nina Munteanu is a Canadian ecologist / limnologist and novelist. She is co-editor of Europa SF and currently teaches writing courses at George Brown College and the University of Toronto. Visit www.ninamunteanu.ca for the latest on her books. Nina’s bilingual “La natura dell’acqua / The Way of Water” was published by Mincione Edizioni in Rome. Her non-fiction book “Water Is…” by Pixl Press (Vancouver) was selected by Margaret Atwood in the New York Times ‘Year in Reading’ and was chosen as the 2017 Summer Read by Water Canada. Her novel “A Diary in the Age of Water” was released by Inanna Publications (Toronto) in June 2020.