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DWHEF WinkshopHouston

Greater Houston Deaf Connections

Friday, January 25, 2013 at 6:30 PM - Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 4:00 PM (CST)

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
"My Father's Gift" Performance
Ticket for Friday evening ONLY. Performance is in ASL. Voice interpreters will be provided.
Ended $10.00 $0.00
Space Walk Workshop with CEUs
Ticket for the Saturday 9am workshop ONLY. .3 CEUs WILL be provided with this option.
Ended $30.00 $0.00
Blockbuster: Cinematic ASL Workshop with CEUs
Ticket for the Saturday afternoon 1pm workshop ONLY. .3 CEUs will be provided with this option.
Ended $30.00 $0.00
Both Workshops With CEU's
Ticket for BOTH 9am and 1pm Saturday workshops. .6 CEUs are provided with this option. *This ticket does NOT include the Friday night performance.
Ended $55.00 $0.00
COMBO ticket is for ALL events. Friday evening performance and both Saturday workshops are included. .6 CEUs are provided with this ticket.
Ended $65.00 $0.00
Space Walk Student/Participant Workshop
Ticket for the Saturday morning 9am workshop ONLY. **NO CEUs are provided with this option.
Ended $25.00 $0.00
Cinematic ASL Student/Participant Workshop
Ticket for the Saturday 1pm workshop ONLY. **NO CEUs are provided with this option.
Ended $25.00 $0.00
Participant/BOTH Workshops NO CEU's
Ticket for BOTH workshops Saturday 9am and 1pm. **NO CEUs are provided with the Student/Participant option.
Ended $45.00 $0.00
Participant COMBO Ticket
Participant COMBO ticket is for ALL events. **NO CEU's are provided under the Student/Participant option. ***This ticket is NOT interchangeable for those wanting the CEU COMBO ticket
Ended $55.00 $0.00

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Event Details


"My Father's Gift" by Wink, NIC Master

6:30pm - 9:30 pm Friday Evening Performance 

January 25, 2013          

Ticket: $10                 

                                                                                Rated PG

                                                                                Presented entirely in ASL

                                                                                Voice Interpreters Provided

      What shapes our values? Who are our heroes? Journey through Wink’s story and you may discover your own answers to these questions. Wink takes you through decades of laughs, tribulations, and the uncertainty that he experienced personally and vicariously through his mother and father. Visit the scene of his mother’s train accident, pop back into his kindergarten class, where as a CODA he had his first introduction to the hearing world. Watch as his parents’ thoughts, stories and experiences are shared with exciting twists and turns that give the audience an inside look at growing up with Deaf parents. Looking back, Wink realizes just how much they taught him about the beauty and value of American Sign Language and Deaf Culture. But most of all, this is a beautiful story of Wink’s parents, Windell and Gwen Smith, their love for each other that was tested by a horrific car accident, their community that they leaned on for support, and the core beliefs and values that are rooted in Deaf Culture. All of these are wrapped up in this entertaining story.

For a preview see My Father's Gift. A smal taste @: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxdlryMHt4g

Or vist www.WinkASL.com.



INDIVIDUAL TICKET's may be purchased for any event (Friday evening performance only, Saturday morning workshop only, Saturday afternoon workshop only, or BOTH workshops only) and provides access to only that event. 

COMBO TICKET's provides access to all events, so please, if choosing the Combo Ticket, make only ONE selection (with or without CEUs.)


      Earn RID/BEI CEUs                                            Student OR Participants

Performance (Friday) ... $10                               Performance (Friday) ...  $10

One Workshop ............ $30                              One Workshop ............. $25

Both Workshops .......... $55                              Two Workshops ........... $45

COMBO Ticket:                                                COMBO Ticket:

      Performance AND                                              Performance AND

      both workshops ..... $65                                     both workshops ..... $55

                                                                      **NOTE: No CEUs will be provided

                                                                                                           for those who register under this option




Saturday January 26, 2013


Morning Workshop:  Space Walk 9:00am - Noon (.3 CEUs)

      The major difference between English and ASL is that ASL is not linear, it's spatial and kinetic.  Typically non-native users will struggle with the space in ASL., as if they are floating aimlessly in outer space not realizing what course they are on.  In this workshop participants will practice space techniques and rules to enhance their language use.  Participants will also be exposed to common spatial frames allowing them to plot various courses they could take in order to find the best heading.

Afternoon Workshop:  Blockbuster: Cinematic ASL 1:00pm- 4:00pm (.3 CEUs)

      Have you ever seen an ASL story performance and thought, "That's like watching a movie!"?  Television and film use certain conventions (often referred to as the "grammar") when recording and editing audiovisual media.  ASL literature has been found to use the same types of conventions by ASL "writers."  Deaf, interpreters, and students alike should be able to incorporate these into their work.  Cinematic techniques and formulas are already used by the Deaf community.  If someone wants to create captivating "blockbuster" ASL literature or wants to create stunning visual interpreting work, they must be aware and practice these conventions.  This workshop covers some of the most important conventions for conveying meaning through particular camera and editing techniques (as well as some of the specialized vocabulary of film production) through the use of space, classifiers, forced perspective, eye gaze, and other ASL aspects.



All Credit card payments need to be made from the selections above.  Make your selections carefully! Refunds will be made in accordance to the rules and specifications of EventBrite.com.

TO PAY BY CHECK:            Mail Check or Money Order to:

                                                            Greater Houston Deaf Connections        

                                              PO Box 8434       

                                              Houston, TX  77288




Special Accommodations, refund, cancelation, or questions, please contact us at: winkshophouston@gmail.com

Check out the Greater Houston Deaf Connection Facebook page.  http://www.facebook.com/DEAFHOUSTON

Visit Wink at www.WinkASL.com

Visit Greater Houston Deaf Connections at  www.GHDC.us




Have questions about DWHEF WinkshopHouston? Contact Greater Houston Deaf Connections

When & Where

Woodhaven Baptist Deaf Church
9920 Long Point Rd
Houston, TX 77055

Friday, January 25, 2013 at 6:30 PM - Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 4:00 PM (CST)

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Greater Houston Deaf Connections

Greater Houston Deaf Connections, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that focuses on providing opportunities for deaf/hard of hearing individuals in the Greater Houston area.  GHDC has been a primary sponsor for the Deaf Women's Health and Empowerment Fair.  This event (WINK) has been hosted by GHDC under the Deaf Women's Health and Empowerment Committee as a means of fundraising for the next upcoming event in 2013.  Hope to see you there!

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