Monthly Book Discussion

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Our on-line interpreter book discussions are a way for professional interpreters to discuss relevant texts with colleagues across the country (and abroad), moderated and overseen by RID Sponsor: Ginevra Deianni.  Book clubs are 1 month long (4 weeks, specified), with a weekly guided reflection question to answer on-line.  Book is not included. Copyright laws require participants to purchase their own book at any authorized bookseller of their choice (Amazon, B&N, etc), in their preferred format.  Many books have an e-book option, and some are available for rental at your local library. There is no specific time to log on for this program - interpreters follow weekly deadlines for posting responses at their own pace to keep the group on track together, but flexibility & extensions are offered if needed.

Participants write a weekly reflection about the book we read through guiding questions posted to our discussion board, and respond to each other to create meaningful dialogue on the topic. We use Google Groups for our on-line discussion (you do not need to use a Gmail address to access Google Groups - any email will work)  CEUs are awarded at the end of each session upon successful completion.  All RID CEUs are overseen & administered by Ginevra Deianni, RID Sponsor.  To register for an upcoming bookclub, see below:


"Seeing Language in Sign: The Work of William C Stoke”

by: Jane Maher

Dive into the world of Gallaudet in the 1950s-1960s to relive the exciting times of office politics and linguistic discovery lead by William C Stoke.  This perceptive account dramatically captures the struggle Stokoe faced in persuading the establishment of the truth of his discovery. Other faculty members ridiculed or reviled him, and many deaf members of the Gallaudet community laughed at his efforts. Seeing Language in Sign rewards the reader with a rich portrayal of an undaunted advocate who pursued his vision doggedly regardless of relentless antagonism. He established the Linguistics Research Laboratory, then founded the journal Sign Language Studies to sustain an unpopular dialogue until the tide changed. His ultimate vindication corresponded with the recognition of the glorious culture and community that revolves around Deaf people and their language, ASL.  Let's learn about William Stoke together and discuss his life and work.

Book available at any on-line book sellers.

Registration open NOW through Feb 5, 2019

Upon registration, an invitation to join the closed discussion group and RID paperwork for CEUs.  Participants must purchase their own book (available at any book seller and/or local library of their choice).  There is no specific time participants need to be on-line.  Weekly reflections are posted at the pace of the reader.

0.7 Professional Studies CEUs    /     Cost:  $82

All Book club selections earn RID Professional Studies CEUs.


Winter-Spring 2018:

Mar 2019: "Ethics for the Real World" by Ronald Howard

Apr 2019: "Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea" by: Barbara Demick

May 2019: "The Deaf Community in America: History in the Making: Melvia Nomeland


Future Titles:

  • "Deaf Plus: A Deaf Perspective" by: Kathee Christensen
  • "Monique & The Mango Rains" by: Kris Holloway
  • "Legal Rights: The Guide for Deaf & Hard of Hearing People" by NAD