A new organization seeks to get the written word into publication for blind and visually impaired people. Writing in the Dark is an organization that is being formed to assist those who are blind & visually impaired to express their feelings in the modern world by getting their works published. And whether it’s through poetry, memoirs, non-fiction, or fiction it doesn’t really matter says the group’s founder.
“I started this organization for blind & visually impaired people to express their thoughts and feelings in a creative way, through their writings. Many of those who are blind don’t know how to write for publication, much less how or where to even get started and we want to teach them how to do that as well as refer them to other resources that are available for the blind writer.” States Robert D. Sollars, the group’s founder & President/Facilitator.
“Whether you’re 5-years-old or 105, you have the need to share and express yourself. ” He says.
Sollars is himself a published author, and has become more prolific since going blind in 2003. He writes on security issues, specifically workplace violence, including a twice weekly blog. He has also published 2 books, contributes a bi-monthly column for Silvertrack Software and a monthly column for the Arizona Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB).
The group will meet monthly at the Arizona Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired (ACBVI) located at 31st & Roosevelt in Phoenix. Please contact Sollars at 480-251-5197 or firstname.lastname@example.org with Writing in the Dark in the subject line for more information.