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About meBonnie Lendrum began creative writing in 2002, but her personal writing projects were soon hijacked by a community issue: a proposed industrial mining operation that would negatively affect the quality and quantity of her community's water supply. Ms. Lendrum's scarce writing time was re-directed to writing annual reports, community flyers,web updates, and attending meetings. Ten years after the quarry application,the proponent withdrew the proposal and the Ontario government ensured that the land on which the quarry had been proposed would never be available for such an industrial operation.

Ms.Lendrum attained a BScN and an MScN from the University of Toronto after having become a registered nurse through the Atkinson School of Nursing at Toronto Western Hospital in 1973. She gained confidence in writing by enrolling in the Humber School for Writers.

The issues she addresses in her writing are the things that can keep her up at night, like:

1. How can a society create the supports that allow people choice at the end of their lives...like dying at home in one's own bed?
2. What can concerned citizens do to ensure competent, respectful, supportive care of our elders?
3. How will concerned citizens begin to defeat the societal norm that 20% of the population will be functionally illiterate?
4. How will children of divorced parents ever manage the challenges of family relationships and expectations once they too marry and have children?
5. What are the factors that help children from dysfunctional families to become emotionally and socially healthy?
6. How does one mobilize a community to act against a threat to the physical health of its citizens?

She notes that "the reason that I write about issues like these is that the writing helps me to sleep at night. Perhaps the process of writing allows me to stare down and wrestle the demons in the daylight. It is perverse I know, but the end result is that I become less worried!"

About my libraryMy actual library is extensive...1000's of books. I have re-read several, like Anil's Ghost, Unless, Famous Last Words, and Atlas Shrugged. It's not likely that I will ever get my virtual library to match the real one. Time doing that would be time not writing, and at this point in my life, time is getting more scarce than I would like to admit!

GroupsBBC Radio 3 Listeners

Homepagehttp://www.bonnielendrum.com

Real nameBonnie Lendrum

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Member sinceJul 22, 2012

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