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 - participants follow weekly deadlines for posting responses at their own pace to keep the group on track together. Flexibility & extensions are offered as 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.  Having a gmail account provides the most seamless experience, but other emails are accepted on this platform.  CEUs are awarded and posted to RID members transcript 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:

August Session:  The Spirit Catches You & You Fall Down - Registration closed.  

You can still do this project anytime independently from the Novel/Text Section

Register anytime.


August Session Now Registering NOW thru September 5 

September 1 - 30, 2022

"Words in My Hands: A Teacher, A Deaf-Blind Man. An Unforgettable Journey"

by: Diane Lane Chambers

This story takes readers deep into the special relationships formed between a sign language guide and a recently deaf-blind senior pupil.  Diane slowly introduces and integrates her client, Bert, into the world of sign language, introducing him to Deaf culture where he learns how to be empowered and connected through a new community and sense of self worth.  Join us for a discussion about this moving story to talk about our work as allies, interpreters, cultural mediators, educators, and community members, with themes of personal identity and the changing dynamics of how we connect with each other.

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, Kindle & library loan). There is no specific time participants need to be on-line. Weekly reflections are posted at the pace of the reader.

0.75 Professional Studies CEUs /     Cost:  $87

All Book club selections earn RID Professional Studies CEUs


Upcoming 2022-2023 Book Titles: 

October 2022: “Signs of Resistance: American Deaf Cultural History: 1900-World War II” by Susan Burch

November 2022: "The Elements of Ethics for Professionals" by W. Brad Johnson 

December 2022: "Breaking the Age Code: How Your Beliefs about Aging Determine How Long & Well You Live" by: Becca Levy

January 2023: "Turning the Tide: Making Life Better for Deaf & Hard of Hearing School Children" by Gina A Olivia & Linda Risser Lytle