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:

March Session: Talking Hands- Registration closed.  

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

Register anytime


April Session Now Registering NOW thru April 5 

April 1 - 30, 2023

"Crying in H Mart"

by: Michelle Zauner

   This month we examine intersectionality, first generation family value-differences, racism, and the generational-cultural divide.  Using Michelle Zauner's experience as a Korean-American with a white father, we make parallels to the CODA experience as she describes the challenges and reverence in connecting her home language & culture to her American modern life. We are privy to conversations of discrimination and Asian stereotyping that impact Michelle's relationships as she navigates her own intersectionality in the US.  We also observe culture interacting with the US medical system, and witness a family story of deep, complex connections between women.

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 2023 Book Titles*: 

May 2023: "Turn on the Words!: Deaf Audiences, Captions, and the Long Struggle for Access" by: Harry G. Lang, Ernest E Hairston

June 2023: "The Life Story of Mother Delight Rice and Her Children: The First Teacher of the Deaf in the Philippines" by: Ronald M Hurano

July 2023: “White House Interpreter: The Art of Interpretation” by Harry Obst

August 2023: “Enabling Acts: The Hidden Story of How The ADA Gave the Largest US Minority Its Rights” by Lennard J Davis

September 2023: “Deaf & Hearing Siblings in Conversation” by Marla Berkowitz & Judith Jonas

*subject to change