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:

June Session:  "Finding Latinx: In Search of Redefining Latino Identity" - Registration closed.  

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

Register anytime.


June Session Now Registering NOW thru July 5 

July 1 - 31, 2022

"The Invention of Miracles: Language, Power, and Alexander Graham Bell's Quest to End Deafness"

by: Katie Booth

This book dives into the life, career pursuits, philosophies and inventions of Alexander Graham Bell's time.  Having a very complex relationship with the Deaf community, during a time of extreme power structures, linguistic ignorance, revolutionary actions, and technological growth, AGB's life is fodder for rich conversation about power, privilege and oppression, as well as what it means to be dedicated, passionate, and stubbornly misguided as a self-proclaimed "ally" in a community that is not your own and where great harm can be done by the hands of outsiders.

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 + PPO credit  /     Cost:  $87

All Book club selections earn RID Professional Studies CEUs


Future 2021-2022 Book Titles: 

August 2022: "The Spirit Catches You & You Fall Down" by: Anne Fadiman

September 2022:  "Words in My Hands: A Teacher, A Deaf-Blind Man. An Unforgettable Journey"

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