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Online leadership summit on applied storytelling

The Leadership Summit on Applied Storytelling is part of a two-year plan of activities in UK and the US organised by the Storytelling Academy at Loughborough University in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, the University of Maryland, the Montgomery College, the Story Center, Patient Voices, among other institutions.  This first online event brings together 5 international Fellows and a small

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PhD student Jessica Rutherford is launching the UK’s first podcast dedicated to FASD

Jessica Rutherford, a final year PhD student in the School of Design and Creative Arts, has found her research leading her in new directions recently and is beginning a new venture launching a podcast! Jessica’s research focusses on the use of the animation production process as a therapeutic approach to learning for children and young people effected by Fetal Alcohol

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Personal Responses to Covid-19: A Digital Storytelling Workshop Using the Smithsonian Learning Lab

Co-facilitators Dr. Antonia Liguori (Loughborough University, UK) and Dr. Philippa Rappoport (Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access) will demonstrate a variety of techniques to incorporate personal experiences in the exploration and use of museum resources. They will share how the Smithsonian Learning Lab and Digital Storytelling (DS) can be used together to access digital resources, build learning experiences, and cultivate collaboration and community over distance. This

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How true-life storytelling clubs responded to the lockdown – participation and interaction

by Kristina Gavran As a PhD researcher, for the last three years, I have been exploring TrueLife Storytelling in the UK and the clubs that organise performance events. On these events, amateurs, re-defined as Life-Expert performers, tell short personal stories on stage. The clubs provide the context for this unique type of storytelling, and the events gather audiences of 20

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