This workshop will provide participants with insight into the various Deaf cultural values and norms transmitted through various forms of ASL Literature and Storytelling. Participants will take a deeper look into various forms of ASL Storytelling and how these stories relate to the experiences of members of their local Deaf community. Through various live and/or recorded stories and other literature forms, participants will explore the ways these stories work to transmit and preserve the values of the Deaf culture.
Donnie E. Dove, Jr., M.A., CDI
Donnie E. Dove, Jr. is a Deaf native signer and an active member of the Deaf community in Charlotte, NC. He attended Gallaudet University and earned a Bachelor’s in Recreational Studies. Later, he earned a Master’s in Student Development from American University. Donnie is currently supporting the ASL Lab and teaches classes along with the faculty members of the ASL and Interpreter Education Department at Central Piedmont Community College. Donnie is a Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) through the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and is very active in the Interpreting community. With his wife, Alana, he also owns Creative Consultations, Inc. (www.creativeconsultations.net), a consulting company that provides training, coaching, consulting, and interpreting services.