Rush Readers’ Book Club In-Person
This month, in conjunction with RIT, we will be reading the NEA Big Read selection, Deaf Republic by Ukrainian-American poet, Ilya Kaminsky. This novel opens in an occupied country in a time of political unrest. When soldiers breaking up a protest kill a deaf boy, Petya, the gunshot becomes the last thing the citizens hear―they all have gone deaf, and their dissent becomes coordinated by sign language. At once a love story, an elegy, and an urgent plea, Deaf Republic confronts our time’s vicious atrocities and our collective silence in the face of them. Join us in person on March 23 or March 30 at 7:00 PM for discussion and dessert; advance registration is required. (April is National Deaf History Month, and Kaminsky will give a spoken English presentation with ASL interpretation on Saturday, April 22 and the play, Deaf Republic, based on the book, will be performed April 14-16, both at RIT.