The Unique Identity of One Deaf Author

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(615) 200-0237 (Voice)
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Event Type


Virtual Presentation 
Presented in ASL

Presentation Description: 
The concept of “identity” is an important consideration within Deaf culture. How one identifies themselves within the complicated relationships and associations found in Deaf culture often determines what level of acceptance and involvement a person experiences in the community of Deaf people. Because there is no “one size fits all” category of identity in Deaf culture, it is important that individual Deaf people have a chance to determine what that means for themselves and also to explain it to others in a safe environment that fosters listening while discussing alternative perspectives.

This presentation aims to provide that safe environment where the development of one Deaf author’s unique identity is described via an ASL “reading” within a portion of his novel. This “reading” is followed by an ASL story regarding the crazy way his Deaf identity was sparked during an incredibly isolating experience. Participants will have the opportunity to add their insights and questions as well as learn about the successes and challenges this Deaf author has experienced in making his story available in the larger world of the publishing industry.

Presenter Bio: 
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.

Educational Objectives: 
Interpreters will be able to:

  • Expand upon the definition of “identity” within Deaf culture.  
  • Apply the trait of “identity” to the other aspects considered central to core membership of Deaf culture.
  • Gain a Deaf-experience perspective of the lack of equity and access experienced in the established world of the publishing industry

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 0.125 PS CEUs, at the NONE Content Knowledge Level.

For a full refund, cancel registration by May 15, 2024.

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Updated: March 14, 2024