Wholly holy or holey? Interpreting in Spiritual Settings

  • 12 Nov 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 805 Kempsville Road Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Bridge Communications presents...

"Wholly holy or holey"

Interpreting in Spiritual Settings

  Presented by David N. Evans

.7 RID CEUs  


When: Saturday, November 12, 2016

           9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

Cost:  Registration - $70.00

          Early Bird (by 9/30) - $60.00

Location: Kempsville Presbyterian Church

         805 Kempsville Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23464


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1611 VB Holy flyer 02a.pdf


Workshop Information: 

You feel called to interpret in a Spiritual setting. Now what? Do you have the necessary tools (knowledge and skill) to create a sense of Sacred Space for the signing congregates while adequately and accurately conveying the sense of wonder and majesty contained in this most important event? How do you prepare effectively while still taking care of your own spiritual needs? Should interpreters charge or donate their time? What do you do when you can’t understand the words of a song? What is the idea of Sacred Space and how is it conveyed through an interpretation? All of this and more will be explored as it relates to creating an atmosphere of worship for deaf congregates.

Presenter Biography: David N. Evans 

David N. Evans is a student of the Integrated Model of Interpreting (IMI), which allows practitioners to view and analyze their work in holistic, non-evaluative terms. A nationally-certified practitioner with over 25 years of providing ASL–English interpretation and translation services, David works extensively in conference and platform arenas, 12-step/recovery, and community settings. He began interpreting in church as a tween (the term “interpreting” is used loosely). Educating interpreters for over two decades, David's sessions are interactive, entertaining, and informative—creating a relaxed, safe environment for all audiences. He has presented at conferences from local to international with a record attendance of over 1,250 participants. Other accomplishments include presenting at two National Alliance of Black Interpreters (NAOBI) conferences and five national RID conferences. David established Bridge Communications in 1996 to further his goals of providing skill-building workshops and video materials for interpreters. When not on the road presenting or interpreting, David makes his home in Minneapolis. He lives in a beautiful 1911 house, loves playing Frisbee, is a voracious reader, enjoys roller skating, listening to disco, and walking around the city's many lakes.

ADA Accommodations must be requested by November 1, 2016, contact Vickie Greatwood vgreatwood@gmail.com or for further information call 757-572-5929.


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