Friday, April 1st, Wink will present "My Father's Gift".
Growing up with Deaf parents, Wink watched them recount their life story in American Sign Language (ASL). In 1987, Wink’s father was working nights at the post office with plans to go back to college, when his life was redefined: his wife’s car was hit by a train. Wink’s mother’s accident framed the stories he grew up with.
Looking back, he realizes just how much his parents taught him about life, hardship, love, the beauty of ASL, and the value of Deaf Culture. He witnessed firsthand ASL storytelling: being led through each scene and feeling the jolts of the twist and turns no
matter how many times he’d seen the story. Those twists and turns he relived with his parents over the years have become a part of him, eventually leading to the creation of My Father’s Gift. This show shares his parents’ powerful story.
Saturday, April 2nd, Wink will present a workshop entitled "Idioms! Do you see what I'm saying?
Wink, NIC Master, enjoys researching and creating various workshops that focus on skill building through deliberate practice. Presenting workshops the last seven years at national conferences, regional conferences, state conferences, and local workshops across the nation has given Wink experiences to enhance applications for interpreters of all levels. Wink is widely noted for the comfortable atmosphere he creates and the passion he exudes.
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