Friday 11th November 2016

The Liverpool Screen School

Redmonds Building

Liverpool John Moores University

Organized in collaboration with the ICC (Institute of Cultural Capital) and supported by the MeCCSA Practice Network


9.30am Registration – Tea & coffee

In the Redmonds building lower basement


10 – 10.15am

Symposium Opening and introduction to the day ahead.

Redmonds building Lecture theatre 2 lower basement (all panels and presentations will take place in this space).


10.15 – 10.35am

Keynote 1. Kate Feld

Kate Feld is a writer based in Manchester. She is director of writing organisation Openstories, whose past projects include Rainy City Stories, which published new writing linked to locations around greater Manchester on a digital map of the city, and The Blog North Awards. Openstories has just won Arts Council funding to expand its creative nonfiction writing development project The Real Story ( – which aims to help people create, publish and perform writing drawn from their own life experiences.

She lectures in digital journalism at the University of Salford, works at Manchester Literature Festival, teaches writing workshops and hosts literary events. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in minor literature[s], Caught by the River, Neon, Banshee and Mostly Truthful: The Flax Anthology of Creative Nonfiction. Her professional site is at and she tweets @katefeld


10.35 – 10.55am


Keynote 2. Jim Hinks

Jim, Digital Editor at Comma Press in Manchester, will be speaking about MacGuffin, Comma’s new self-publishing platform for fiction and poetry. It’s perfect for people who like having stories read to them – everything on there is in both text and audio form. MacGuffin’s designed to help readers find new writing they’ll love, and help writers find new readers. Any user can add tags to anyone else’s work to describe the content, create a reading list, or add it to meme.

It’s free to use for readers and writers, and anyone can publish their work on there. There’s lots of great content by Comma writers, along with other fiction and poetry publishers and spoken-word nights, including Bloodaxe, Valley Press, Flapjack, Carcanet and Peepal Tree.

See more here:


11 – 11.20am

Tea & Coffee

In the Redmonds building lower basement


11.20 – 12.20

Panel One: Location based narratives.
Rosamund Davies, University of Greenwich.

Location Scout (working title) – a location based mobile game

Erin Kavanagh, Independent Scholar

Shaping Words: Narrating Shapes

Professor Karen Henwood, Dr Chris Groves, Dr Fiona Shirani – Cardiff University, School of Social Sciences

Storymaking in sustainable energy systems research: invoking “a sense of energy” through multimodal techniques and exhibitions

12.20 – 1pm Lunch in the Redmonds – Room 523

Opportunity to see work exhibited.

Work will include:

Our Day Out

Ian Bradley, Liverpool Screen School & Sue Potts ICC

The Memory Store

Sarah Haynes, Liverpool Screen School

A sense of energy

Professor Karen Henwood, Dr Chris Groves, Dr Fiona Shirani – Cardiff University, School of Social Sciences



1 – 2.20pm



Panel Two Participation


Becky Edwards- University of Chichester.

Just write

Dylan Roys – University of Lincoln and Rose Braisby – Rampton Hospital


Kelly Zarins- Practice-Based PhD Candidate, Leeds Trinity University, International Research Centre for Interactive Storytelling (IRIS)

Building Communities of Practice: learning from the “ground-up” in the interactive documentary

Kate Bevan – Artist / Researcher

I Care

2.20 – 2.30pm Tea & Coffee

2.30 – 3.50pm



Panel Three – Transmedia Storytelling


Dr. Bronwin Patrickson -Playing the Mooc


Katherine May – Canterbury Christ Church University –

Being Betty: Sex, Lies and Networked Self-Narrative

Anna Zaluczkowska – Leeds Beckett University –

Negotiated Narratives – Making work with my audiences

Dr Ronan Lynch, Dr Bride Mallon, Dr Cornelia Connolly – Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland

3.50 – 4pm


Closing remarks

4 – 5pm Drinks Reception

A further opportunity for networking and look at the work exhibited.