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February Program: American Sign Language Poetry

  • St John Fisher College 3690 East Avenue Rochester, NY, 14618 United States (map)

This months presentation is by Eric Epstein, interpreted by Miriam Lerner, on American Sign Language poetry.

What is American Sign Language poetry? How do you create rhythm and rhyme beyond sound? Learn more about this art form that blends language and cinematic techniques by participating in hands-on activities to create your own visual poem. There will be a discussion on the elements of sign language poetry. No prior knowledge of sign language is required.

 Eric Epstein is from Arizona and studies software engineering at RIT. He has been teaching American Sign Language since middle school and currently maintains a large collection of ASL poems on YouTube

After the main program we’ll have our usual workshop: 3:00 to 4:00 Bring 8 copies of a poem you are working on for our group workshops that run after the program (from 3:00 to 4:00 pm).

We'll meet in the COP Conference Room, on the second floor of the Campus Center.

Earlier Event: January 16
Collaboration: Themed Open Poetry
Later Event: February 13
JP Open Mic