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 White House Interpreter: The Art of Interpretation”

by: Harry Obst

Join colleagues across the country for an exploration into 'The Art of Interpretation'. This book examines issues of client relations, ethical dilemmas, linguistic hurdles, cultural mores, and the education of professional interpreters in the US.  Come take a back stage peek into the world of interpreting for Heads of States and draw parallels between spoken language and ASL interpretation work, while putting a microscope to the subtleties of our behaviors and their effects of on our clients.  

Book available at any on-line book sellers and in e-format.

Registration open NOW through April 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

(Professional Ethics Studies Specialization Category)

All Book club selections earn RID Professional Studies CEUs.


Spring-Summer 2019:

May 2019: "Finding Zoe: A Deaf Woman's Story of Identity, Love, & Adoption" by: Brandi Rarus

June 2019: "Monique & The Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife in Mali" by: Kris Holloway

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


Future Titles in 2019

  • "Orchid on the Bayou: A Deaf Woman Faces Blindness" by: Cathryn Carroll
  • "Deaf Plus: A Deaf Perspective" by: Kathee Christensen
  • "Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea" by: Barbara Demick 
  • "Legal Rights: The Guide for Deaf & Hard of Hearing People" by NAD
  • "Forbidden Signs: American Culture and the Capaign against Sign Language" by: Douglas Baynton