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:


"The Color of Water”

by: James McBride

This is the memoir is a story of a black son raised by his white, Jewish mother.  The book explores issues of race, culture, isolation and being "othered".  Join us for a discussion of the themes sparked in this book, making parallels to the Deaf and CODA experiences, and exploring issues of identity and community.  

**CEUs earned this session will count toward 2018 transcript as long as work is completed by 12/31/18** 

Book available at any on-line book sellers, in e-book formats, and at many public libraries for free rental.

Registration open NOW through Dec 5, 2018

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.


Upcoming Sessions:

January: “Spirit Catches You & You Fall Down” by: Anne Fadiman

Winter-Spring 2018:

  • "Seeing Language in Sign" by: Jane Maher
  • "Deaf Plus: A Deaf Perspective" by: Kathee Christensen
  • "Monique & The Mango Rains" by: Kris Holloway