Patrick Graybill is a pioneer in ASL performance through his early work with the National Theater of the Deaf. He is a prolific translator of English to ASL, and a teacher of other poets, having taught for many years at the National Technological Institute of the Deaf in Rochester, New York (one of two American universities, along with Gallaudet, where sign is the official language). Graybill’s work is an important influence on later generations of ASL poets.
Aaron Brace has been interpreting for over 30 years, primarily as a community and conference interpreter and also for six years as a designated interpreter for a university professor. He credits Patrick Graybill, Ted Supalla, and the Deaf communities of Rochester, NY and the San Francisco Bay Area for making him the interpreter he is today. While it’s debatable whether he deserves his reputation, it’s absolutely true that he hasn’t always.
Fall 2014 Living Writers Series:
October 9: Ariel Gore
October 16: Kelly Link, Kim Stanley Robinson, Karen Joy Fowler
October 23: Andrew Lam, Kate Gale
October 30: Tobias Wolff
November 6: Helene Wecker
November 13: ASL Performer Patrick Graybill, Interpreter Aaron Brace
November 20: Kelly Link, Kim Stanley Robinson, Karen Joy Fowler
December 4: Katie Crouch
December 11: Student Reading
All events are free and open to the public from 4:00-5:45pm in Humanities Lecture Hall 206. Click here for more information, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.