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May 2, 2013

See my answer below...

> On May 2, 2013, at 3:48 AM, "Natasha Escalada-Westland" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
>> Hi Valerie,
>> 
>> Are the workshops on the 5th and 6th cancelled? One of the flyers I saw had 
>> mentioned a workshop on movement on the 5th and Non-Manuals on the 6th.  I 
>> was interested in those.  Just curious if more details have been changed.
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> 
>> Natasha Escalada-Westland

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Hello Natasha and Adam -
Thanks for this question, and I know Adam has already answered you - all topics will still be taught, just in a flexible manner, and all 7 days are still happening… 

See Workshop Topics:
http://www.signwriting.org/lessons/workshops/index.html#topics

We will be holding July 1,2,3,5,and 6th at the La Jolla Recreation Center, and the July 4th and 7th at my home on my beautiful deck looking out at a canyon - I do so look forward to seeing you in July….

We decided to make it more like a one-room schoolhouse atmosphere, so that everyone's interests are met on the days they can come … See description below. So the topics you are interested in… Movement and Non-Manuals… as you can see below with the schedule - are most definitely there and will be focused on heavily…but we may be working with Movement and Non-Manuals sooner than July 5th and 6th too, depending on the levels of the signwriters who arrive…that is why we have three teachers…in case we need to have two or three simultaneous levels being taught at the same time - this workshop is fascinating because we have a combination of local signers who are new to SignWriting, and then advanced teachers like yourself, Natasha, who have specific needs and issues to discuss - so if you want to change your schedule for some reason, we can work around that, knowing what you want to focus on… all within the first week of July… and you are still welcome to stay with me if you wish...

And I hope others from Portugal and Brazil can come, although I just learned that one researcher wants to come during the Brazilian summertime, December ;-))

THIS workshop is in July at the beach… and it really is just one block from the beautiful beaches of La Jolla - near the Seal beach too, where seals live right on the beach, and swimming beaches as well...maybe your children will enjoy coming one day to the beach? and since the workshop is held at the Recreation Center, there is also a children's playground with swings, slides, basketball and tennis courts for your children to play on, while we adults discuss writing Facial Expressions and Movement Symbols - ha!

Val ;-)

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On Apr 30, 2013, at 10:30 AM, Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> SignWriting Workshop At The Beach!
> http://www.signwriting.org/lessons/workshops/
> 
> July 1-7, 2013
> One block from La Jolla beaches, in San Diego, California...
> 
> Learn SignWriting in-depth, for one week, every morning, from 9:00 to 12:00, and then enjoy beautiful San Diego in the afternoons…Just 20 minutes from Mexico too.
> 
> Share your research on writing sign languages with three SignWriting teachers: 1... Deaf linguist and ASL teacher Adam Frost, 2...ASL literature writer Nancy Romero, and 3…developer of the SignWriting script, Valerie Sutton…
> 
> Scholarships are available, and the beaches are beautiful!
> 
> There are hotels and restaurants within walking distance. The workshop is held across the street from the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla.
> 
> Below is the agenda for the week, which it is flexible. If you arrive with questions related to your specific project, one or more of the three teachers will focus on your issues, while others learn at their own pace…a little like a one-room schoolhouse with different levels, all sharing…It will be fun and fruitful!
> 
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> 
> WORKSHOP
> 
> SignWriting Workshop La Jolla 2013
> July 1 -3, & July 5 - 6 at the La Jolla Recreation Center near the beach
> July 4th and July 7th at Valerie Sutton's home (we have a nice deck ;-)
> 
> Instruction will be flexible, and probably presented in this order:
> 
> SignWriting Basics 
> For all levels. Everyone receives new instruction manuals. Advanced signwriters benefit from this session too...
> 
> Read SignWriting Literature 
> Learn to "sign out loud" while reading any sign language, and learn to read sign languages silently, for speed. Reading materials will be provided, including sign language Wikipedia articles, children's stories from different sign languages, and thick books in written ASL and a novel written in Spanish Sign Language (LSE) by Steve and Dianne Parkhurst.
> 
> SignWriting Hand Symbols 
> It will be fun to see photos/animation of Hand Symbols, and discuss palm facing and finger directions. A new manual will be presented.
> 
> SignWriting Movement Symbols 
> Adam Frost has developed excellent videos that teach & review movement & contact symbols. This session is exciting and intense. There is so much to learn!
> 
> SignWriting Facial Expressions, Body Movement, Timing and Dynamics
> Learn SignWriting Facial Expressions, Head/Body Movement, even dynamics and timing of movement. You will be amazed so much can be written!
> 
> On July 4th...
> Write SignWriting by Computer
> (at Valerie’s home) 
> Individual signs and full documents can be written on the Internet. Bring your laptop. Computers will also be there at the workshop, and there is WiFi. Several software programs will be introduced, including how to post Wikipedia articles in written sign languages. And we will party after we are done – Happy July 4th!
> 
> July 7th...
> SignWriting Handwriting
> (Sunday at Valerie’s home) 
> You don't need a computer to write...just a pen and paper. This last session gives you a useful daily tool for jotting down notes in any sign language for personal use. A fitting end to a fun week – and a light lunch on Val’s deck ;-) 
> 
> To register, go to:
> 
> SignWriting Workshop At The Beach!
> http://www.signwriting.org/lessons/workshops/
> 
> Questions? Want to apply for a scholarship to pay for the workshop fees? Need help finding a nearby hotel?
> 
> Contact me:
> 
> Valerie Sutton
> [log in to unmask]
> 858-456-0098 (voice)
> 
> We all look forward to meeting you!
> 
> Val ;-)
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On May 2, 2013, at 7:06 AM, Adam Frost <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> No, the workshop dates are still on. We just removed to exact dates that topics will be covered in case things move faster or slower than expected and in case people show up needing to focus on other topics as well. There were some people who mentioned that they'd be able to come on one day and not another day, but wanted to learn a different topic. It was always the plan to be flexible where needed, so this flyer just showed that a little better. 
> 
> Adam
> 
> On May 2, 2013, at 3:48 AM, "Natasha Escalada-Westland" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
>> Hi Valerie,
>> 
>> Are the workshops on the 5th and 6th cancelled? One of the flyers I saw had 
>> mentioned a workshop on movement on the 5th and Non-Manuals on the 6th.  I 
>> was interested in those.  Just curious if more details have been changed.
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> 
>> Natasha Escalada-Westland
>> 
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