Trix Bruce Interpreter Workshops – Houston

                                                                Good News!!! Trix Bruce is coming to Houston, Texas again!

January 23, 2015 Friday 5 pm – 9 pm Lexical Non-Manual Signals: The “TH” signal 
This workshop has a focus on the non-manual “TH” signal. Interpreters will analyze and apply this grammatical marker in various contexts. Video clips and discussion will increase interpreters’ confidence. Contexts include: character development, structures, English idioms, conjunctions, adjectives, and more. (0.4 RID CEUs and DHHS CEUs/BEI CEUs are available)

January 24, 2015 Saturday 9 am – 5 pm “Face-Painting” with Non-Manual Signals in ASL 
Non-manual signals (NMS) in American Sign Language enrich and clarify the meaning of manual signs.  Come and learn that art of painting your face with a full spectrum of NMS colors and designs. Non-Manual Signals include: 1) Non-Manual Adverbs 2) Lexical Non-Manual Behaviors 3) Non-Manual Grammatical Markers 4) Emotional States / Evaluative judgments 5) Prosodic Structure 6) Discourse Structure 7) Turn Taking 8) Backchannel Feedback 9) Grammatical “Sound” Markers, and 10) Mouth Movements. This workshop will focus on developing accurate non-manual signals and markers as used in ASL. Demonstrations of each category of facial behaviors and head movements will be shown in context. Practice exercises will be offered.  By the end of this workshop, you’ll be an artist! (0.7 RID CEUs and DHHS CEUs/BEI CEUs are available)

January 23, 2015 ~ Friday 8 am – 4 pm 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 her for an appointment. (RID CEUs and DHHS CEUs/BEI CEUs are available)

Homewood Suites by Hilton Houston Northwest Cy-Fair
13110 Wortham Center Drive
Houston, TX 77065

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: Whether writing, creating, improvising or starring in her many productions, Trix’s passion for the dramatic arts shines through.


Friday Evening Workshop Only:
$45 per participant/per workshop, postmarked by November 24, 2014
$55 per participant, at the door

Saturday Workshop Only:
$75 per participant, postmarked by November 24, 2014
$85 per participant at the door

Special Discounted Package Both Workshops:
$120 per participant, postmarked by November 24, 2014
$130 per participant, at the door

SEND $ TO: PayPal accepted; checks accepted – please make checks payable to Trix Bruce and send to: Trix Bruce, 1429 D Ave PMB 362, Snohomish, WA 98290

Please RSVP with payment. This will confirm your place in the workshop. CONTACT: by November 20, 2014  [email protected]

RID CEUs and DHHS 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 NMS “TH”, and 0.7 CEUS for Non-Manual Signals at the Little/No to Some Content Knowledge Level. All workshops total is 1.1 CEUs. and DHHS CEUs/BEI CEUs are approved!

NOTES: Handouts will be provided.  The workshop will be presented in ASL. There will be a Door Prize ! Lunch is on your own. For details on refunds, cancellations, and special accommodations policies, please send an email to [email protected]

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 Please contact Trix ([email protected]) with any questions you may have.

Trix Bruce’s Online Video Professional Development modules are now available! With these video programs, you can earn CEUs from the comfort of home! You’ll be able to improve your ASL storytelling techniques and interpreting skills. Slides, transcripts, and visual aids will make these programs fully accessible and easy to use. Available now: “ASL Extreme Makeovers: The Art of Personification”, “What’s your TAKE on ASL Semantics? TAKE a Look and TAKE Home a Big TAKE”, and “English Equivalents: Time After Time”. More new videos are coming soon, such as “Show and Tell: Trix’s ASL Storytelling”. Visit Trix’s website today!
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Participants, fans, and friends have asked questions like these: What’s it like to travel so much? Which airline experience was the most frustrating? How many states have you been to? What are your favorite movies/restaurants/hotels? I will do my best to share my experiences in this blog.  Enjoy reading my blog!

Trix’s DVDs Available: List of DVDs/Order form. Get your CEU clock hours anytime with my DVDs: a form. If you need RID Approved Sponsor you can check this site.

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