This is one of a series of four books. They all began in a workshop where writers shared ideas and life stories, as well as thoughts about the fears and joys of writing itself. During the workshop, writers used photographs of people and places as doorways to the past, as ways to get at their memories and the stories that are important to them. Writers wrote about whatever the photographs brought to mind, then read their drafts aloud. Other writers and workshop leaders gave comments and asked questions. Then the writers went home to face the winter and the work of rewriting alone. Like most writing, this book is a product of both community and solitary work.
Keith Noel's No Longer Running is the story of how one man learns that he cannot run away from his problems. He travels from Newfoundland to Alberta and finds himself facing old fears in a new setting. Working in a park in the Rocky Mountains, he finds that nature and its beauty help and inspire him. But he feels he must go back home to face the past and to flilfill his dream of finishing his education. His story has lots of hard times and heartbreak. But as you read this writer's words, you'll get to know someone who faces life with courage and a sense of wonder-and always, with a sense of humour He is a writer whose eyes are wide open to the world, to its joys and sorrows and comic details.
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