Upcoming Workshops

Trix Bruce in Charlotte

Good News!!! Trix Bruce is coming to Charlotte, North Carolina!

July 6, 2017 ~ Thursday 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

♥ Medical Interpreting: How can I interpret that?   

Through many mentor sessions working with interpreters, I have kept notes to share. It's amazing to see how interpreters creatively face challenges as they translate from English to ASL. I treasure opportunities to help interpreters improve their visual thinking, which Deaf audiences appreciate.   My workshop offers a myriad of ways to make interpreting more visual. We will demonstrate how classifiers may be used most effectively to communicate specific information in medical interpreting situations. Broaden your understanding of visual interpreting techniques regarding anatomical and medical interpreting. Learn more about Deaf Culture. Visual clips, visual aids, analysis, current medical terminology, and outlines will be available. This workshop will focus on surgery procedures, medical tools, baby birth, and causes of injury, illness and conditions.   

 July 7, 2017 ~ Friday 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Visible Words: The Art of Storytelling With Classifiers

Let’s create better visual imagery with ASL classifiers! Maybe you’ve wondered: Are there any new classifiers? Which classifiers best express certain ideas? How can we use classifiers most effectively? ASL classifiers are simply handshapes used to convey action and ideas in concise and visually articulate ways. Let’s polish our storytelling by improving visual imagery with classifiers. This workshop will offer hands-on practice in using classifier handshapes with creativity and precision. Move away from thinking in English and stringing signs together. Let handshapes tell the story! (0.4 RID CEUs available)

July 8, 2017 ~ Saturday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

 ENGLISH EQUIVALENTS: Whoa! Train Zoom Gone.  Did You See What She Signed? What did she mean by that and how can I say it in English?

English Equivalents help the student take signs that do not have just one translation in English and help the participant become aware of idiomatic English translations along with some technical vocabulary associated with particular signs.  English Equivalents in ASL will help you confidently continue the flow of information exchange from ASL to English and from English to ASL.  Trix Bruce is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered 0.8 RID CEUS for English Equivalents at the Little/No to Some Content Knowledge Level.  

July 6-7, 2017 ~ Thursday & Friday

Mentoring Services Available ~ Your own private Mentor! As your mentor, Trix will focus on you, providing individualized feedback and instruction in English/ASL translation and Deaf culture. Under the direction of an expert instructor, your skills will soar! Email for an appointment. We can meet at either a coffee shop, or in a hotel lobby. Mentor appointments are not included the workshop registration. There is a separate fee for a mentor appointment, (RID CEUs available!)


Holiday Inn Express & Suites M9420 East Independence Blvd

Matthews, NC 28105

BIO: Patricia (Trix) Bruce, from Seattle, Washington, is known nationwide as both a workshop presenter and an American Sign Language performer. Trix's work has been warmly received everywhere, from local community centers, to state, regional and national conferences, Deaf Way II, interpreter conventions and more.  Wildly popular as a teacher of ASL storytelling and ASL interpretation, Trix impresses audiences at all levels of ASL skill, from novices to fluent experts. Trix has been profoundly deaf since she was 6 months old. She went through oral, mainstreaming, deaf classes, and online educational programs. Trix has been involved in the performing arts since 1980. After completing her college program, she became involved with interpreter training. Trix's main area of study has been ASL Linguistics with a focus on ASL Performance.  She has developed a popular website:www.trixbruce.com. Whether writing, creating, improvising or starring in her many productions, Trix's passion for the dramatic arts shines through. 



Thursday ~OR~ Friday Workshop Only:

$60 per participant

Saturday Workshop Only:

$120 per participant

Special Discounted ALL Workshops:

$175 per participant, postmarked by May 25, 2017

Limited Seating – Registration Open on a First Come, First Serve basis


SEND $ & your registration form TO: PayPal accepted; checks accepted - please make checks payable to Trix Bruce and send to: Trix Bruce, 1429 D Ave PMB 362, Snohomish, WA  


Please RSVP with payment. This will confirm your place in the workshop. CONTACT: by Info@trixbruce.com


RID CEUs:  Trix Bruce is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for all workshops: 0.4 for Medical Interpreting, 0.4 for Classifiers, and  0.8 RID CEUs English Equivalents at the Little/No to Some Content Knowledge Level

NOTES: Handouts will be provided.  The workshop will be presented in ASL. There will be a Door Prize!  For details on refunds, cancellations, and special accommodations policies, please send an email to info@trixbruce.com 

My workshops benefit participants at all levels. Countless advanced interpreters have let me know that they enjoyed learning updated/new signs that they haven’t seen before, such as regional accents. They also loved it when I explained how to sign messages into ASL, rather than just signing in English word by word.  Interpreters appreciate that my workshops are excellent for review as well as for discovering new things that apply within the professional work environment. Students also mentioned that my workshops helped them to understand how to approach their own projects, research, and practice more effectively.


Book Trix Bruce ASL Performances Now! Enliven Your Special Event!  Trix Bruce is ASL entertainment extraordinaire! Her nationally-acclaimed presentation skills will inspire members of your organization and community. Trix will amaze and delight Deaf students and larger audiences with her popular and exciting shows! She is available to provide a fun performance show for your school or organization. To see samples of her work, find available times while she is in your town, and further information, visit www.TrixBruce.com. Please contact Trix (info@trixbruce.com) with any questions you may have.


Questions for Licensure Board Forum

The North Carolina Interpreter & Transliterator Licensing Board

The NCITLB will be having its Annual Public Forum at the NCRID Conference in Winston Salem, NC June 22, 2017 from 6:30- 8:30 PM.

If you have a question you would like to ask the Board please email your question to the central office atNCITLB@caphill.com by June 1, 2017.  

All of the questions sent in will be compiled and answered at the forum.  Answers to these questions will also be posted to the Board's website after the forum has taken place.

Employment Opportunity

Richmond Community College, in Hamlet NC is looking for part-time interpreters. As of right now there is 1 student. The class for the summer will be 1 hour lecture and 5 hours lab at night time. There are other students who may also register for summer or fall.


If you are interested in this work and would like to be included on a list of available interpreters please contact Sarah Haithcock at 910 410 1867 or by email shaithcock@richmondcc.edu

Interpreters in Church

I wanted to let you know that we here at Discovery Church are feeling called to now offer our Sunday morning 9:15 am service with ASL interpretation for the hearing impaired.  We have hired a few recent graduates who are working toward their national ASL certification.  


I was told that you might be able to get the word out to the deaf community that we are offering these services.  We are a non-denominational church with a contemporary style of worship.  You can find out more about us at our website: http://www.discoverychurchhickory.com/.  

Employment Opportunity


Thank you! 

Heather Webb

Coordinator for Interpreting and Speech-to-Text Services

Student Disability Services

The University of Tennessee

915 Volunteer Blvd/100 Dunford Hall

Knoxville, TN 37996

Phone: 865-974-6087

VRS: 865-622-6566

Fax: 865-974-9552

Website: http://ods.utk.edu