Stories to Save the World

Wednesday night saw me at a creative writing workshop run by Calgary’s James Davidge. Davidge has authored several books and graphic novels (you may have heard of The Dutchess Ranch of Old John Ware), concerned with themes of social dilemma. The Driftwood Saga is a series of five novels in which a young girl enlists the power of magic to bring the world out of a state of chaos, and solve world problems such as child labour, the disappearance of forests and war. Davidge’s insight and imagination prove a refreshing and entertaining perusal amid the bewildering social ills we read about in the papers each day. His books can be found (along with many other hidden gems I have just discovered) at www.bayeux.com. Check it out!