Beyond Sound: Sign Language Poetry and Wordplay

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How do you rhyme in sign language? Can you create puns with just your hands? In this mini-class led by RIT/NTID alumnus Eric Epstein, you will learn sign language has many different types of wordplay. Additionally, you will see the poetry of Dr. Seuss, Emily Dickinson, and Shakespeare conveyed in sign language. No prior knowledge of sign language needed! Presented in ASL with voice interpreting. To register, visit:

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This event is part of Big Read: NTID celebrating Deaf History Month

Joan Naturale
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When and Where
April 15, 2023
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Room/Location: Pittsford Community Library, Fisher Meeting Room, 24 State St., Pittsford, NY 14534

Open to the Public

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