K.V. Johansen at LonCon 3

LonCon3K.V. Johansen will be attending LONCON 3 (the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention) in London UK, from August 14-18, where she will be on panels discussing “Crossing Boundaries: Histories of International SF/F for Children”, “Sense of Wonder in Children’s SF”, and “YA Fiction: The History of a Genre”, as well as being available at a kaffeeklatsch where readers and writers can meet.

Right before LONCON, Johansen will be a class leader at the Science Fiction Foundation’s annual Masterclass in Science Fiction Criticism, held at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, August 11-13.

Johansen’s latest novel, The Leopard, was published in June by Pyr, to be followed in December by part two of the epic fantasy: The Lady.
For more about Johansen’s writing and her participation in LONCON 3, see her blog, her website, or her alternate website for children’s & YA books.

This tour is supported by the New Brunswick Arts Board | Cette tournée est soutenue par le Conseil des arts du Nouveau-Brunswick
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Nina Munteanu Teaching Science Fiction Writing at George Brown College This Fall

George Brown CollegeThis fall Nina Munteanu will be teaching a course on how to write science fiction at George Brown College in Toronto.

The 12 week course that starts on Wednesday September 18th (6:15 to 9:15 pm) through to December 4th 2013 will focus on writing science fiction toward publication.

The Course will explore the essential tools used in the genre, including:

  • world building
  • premise and story promise
  • storyboarding
  • plot approaches
  • research
  • ideas
  • theme
  • language and style
  • promotion and marketing

The downtown George Brown campus is located on King Street in the heart of downtown Toronto.

Nina Munteanu Teaching in Nova Scotia

nina-waterfrontNina Munteanu, author of the Darwin duology, will be in Nova Scotia March 2011, teaching several writing workshops in Halifax and the South Shore.
She will also be speaking in several Halifax schools and will be doing readings at libraries. See her website for locations.

Nina will be signing her latest book Angel of Chaos at several Halifax bookstores, locations to be announced shortly on her website.
Check Nina’s website, http://www.ninamunteanu.com/, for detailed information on workshops that include location, date, time & duration, and cost. Reference materials include her fiction writing textnook “The Fiction Writer: Get Published, Write Now!”.
Courses include:

•“How to Write and Publish Science Fiction” on March 12 (through the Writers Federation of Nova Scotia)

•“The Writer’s Toolkit” on March 19 (through the Tantallon Public Library)

•“Writing the Memoir: from Idea to Research to Storytelling” date TBA (through South Shore Public Libraries)

•“10 Commandments of Fiction Writing” date TBA (through South Shore Public Libraries)