Group Book Study: Resilient Silence (with the Author) | Presented by Sign Language Studios LLC

Event Type

Cost : $100

Virtual Workshop
Presented in ASL 
Meets weekly for 6 weeks

Only have to register once for the six weeks

Group Book Study Description: 
With the guidance of the Deaf author, participants in this study group will explore Deaf culture and gain an authentic glimpse into the Deaf experiences of the main characters. The study guide is designed to deepen the understanding and appreciation of the novel’s themes through thought-provoking questions and discussion points.

Small groups meet one hour a week for a total of 6 weeks according to the following schedule:

            -Week one: Meet the author and get to know each other.  Set a reading schedule and 
agree on discussion leadership for specific sections of the novel/study guide.

            -Weeks two through five: With the guidance of the author, individual group members 
take turns leading the group discussions around the study guide questions and prompts.

            -Week six: Submission of study guide answers and final wrap up discussion around 
personal reflections and applications of growth and learning.

The aim of this book study is to allow participants an opportunity to interact with a published Deaf author who has written a full-length fiction novel with Deaf Characters and discuss story elements plus themes that align with components of Deaf culture.  The primary objective is that students will demonstrate an in-depth understanding of Deaf culture and the cultural traits associated with it via discussion and written responses to a study guide and short personal reflection essays where they explain how certain cultural traits and themes compare with and apply to their own culture.
In reading this novel, having discussions with the author and other participants, plus responding to study guide prompts and questions, participants will immerse themselves into the Deaf-experience of certain characters. This immersion helps participants identify with outlooks, struggles and responses these characters have to the world around them.  By engaging in a literary group novel study format, participants will develop leadership skills in guiding the group along during parts of the novel. Participants will engage in discussions which lead to deeper understanding and application of ASL linguistic elements and Deaf culture traits as they apply to different types of people and the larger, dominant society and culture that surrounds them.

About the Presenter and Author: 
Drawing from his career as a teacher, leader and advocate within and for the Deaf Community, Peter M. Quint writes novels about Deaf Characters facing life challenges which shake their foundations and beliefs.  Outside the fiction, he enjoys household building projects and fitness activities, such as running and biking.  He and his wife Pratibha live in Spokane, Washington, and love exploring the beautiful woods near their hoe with their Deaf dog Asha. Resilient Silence is the first novel in the Resilient Silence series.

This workshop meets once a week on Tuesdays from May 14th - June 18th at 6:30pm - 7:30pm CENTRAL TIME. (5/14, 5/21. 5/28, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18)
Participants are required to read the book in its entirety, complete the provided study guide and attend minimum of 5 sessions to complete the requirement for CEUs. 

** Book is not included with purchase of workshop.** 
We encourage you to support Peter Quint by visiting his website and purchasing from there.

Should you require any accommodations, please contact us at This event upholds nondiscriminatory practices and encourages a learning environment of mutual respect and free from bias. Sign Language Studios is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This program will offer 0.2 GS CEUs, at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level.

For a full refund, cancel registration by May 7th, 2024. 

** Upon purchasing this workshop, you will be sent a Zoom link via PDF. Please keep this PDF in a easy-to-access location for day of workshop. ***

Updated: March 13, 2024