[Nfbnet-members-list] From the Writers' Division

Eve Sanchez thirdeyeonlyinaz at gmail.com
Sun Jun 19 21:39:11 UTC 2016

An announcement for all Federationists through 
nfbnet from the Writers' Division of the National 
Federation of the Blind with thanks to David Andrews for forwarding.


To all Federationists, Writers and Writing enthusiasts,

Please plan on attending the Annual Meeting of 
the Writers' Division on Saturday from 1:00 - 4:30 pm.

It will be in Suwannee 18, Level 2.

We will be updating members on division business, 
announcing the 2016 winners of the youth and 
adult writing contests, and presenting all of the 
year's classes and services. Come ready to learn. 
We will have a special guest speaker, Ed Meskys.


Ed Meskys is a retired professor of physics and 
astronomy in a small private college, until it 
closed in 1974. After that he had various 
part-time and/or temporary teaching and tutoring jobs.


He became totally blind in 1971 and resumed work 
after rehab at the Carroll Center. Found and 
joined the National Federation of the Blind in 
1975, and has been on the executive board of the 
nfb of New Hampshire from 1976 to 2016, and is now an untitled board member.


Ed Meskys has read science fiction since 1950, 
and entered SF fandom in 1955. He has published 
various fanzines over the years, and started 
NIEKAS in 1962. It has been nominated for the 
Hugo award three times, and received it in 1967. 
He has never officially closed it, and vaguely 
hopes to do a couple more issues. Today he does 
an email only fanzine two or three times a year, 
ENTROPY, and is currently working on #57. He has 
occasionally done pieces for other fanzines (fan 
published magazines). He states that he does not 
have the mind to write fiction, and confines his 
writing to articles on SF, reviews, and personal 
narrative. “I have never sold anything 
professionally.” Says Meskys. Do not let that 
fool you though. Ed is a writer who truly knows 
the craft and world of writing and has a lot to share with all.

Please come and join in the year-long activity 
with the National Federation of the Blind Writers' Division.

And for an additional chance to rub elbows with 
other writers, we will be meeting for breakfast 
on Saturday at 8:00 am. Everyone is welcome to 
join us whether you are a member or not, so watch 
for the coming announcement of where to meet up at.

Eve Sanchez, President


President, National Federation of the Blind Writers' Division
Editor, Tapestry, a publication of TAWN
"Some who are sighted, are the most blind of all."
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