Workshop Description: Why limit our scientific and artistic discoveries to light rays bouncing into our brains, when we can explore our world with all our
Why limit our scientific and artistic discoveries to light rays bouncing into our brains, when we can explore our world with all our faculties combined? Through sharing excerpts from her novel and poetry, international journalist and nonvisual advocate Elizabeth Sammons will encourage creative thought through the four senses outside the visual arena we often take for granted.
Doctors told Elizabeth Sammons’ parents to institutionalize her at birth; she was blind. Instead, they raised her with faith, a sense of self-respect and wonder, and a vast array of books. After graduating with a master’s degree in journalism from the Ohio State University, she worked with disability advocacy, journalism and teaching in Russia and Central Europe, including Peace Corps. Returning to the USA in 2000, Elizabeth pursued a federal and state government career, as well as becoming a long-term VSA board member, until 2018, when she gave in to living life as a writing artist.
Sammons’ writings and research have been featured in Ethics in Journalism, Plough Quarterly, The Columbus Dispatch, and Word Gathering among others. Her first novel, The Lyra and the Cross was published in 2018.
To request accomodations for this event, please contact Megan@ArtPossibleOhio.org by May 11th.
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(Wednesday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm