The Story Circle and the Arts Practice: a panel discussion about digital storytelling

Join Dr Maya Haviland, Jenni Savigny and Stephen Corey as they take us inside the process of making digital stories with marginalised communities.

  • Learn how to run a process that gives people a voice whilst keeping an ethical boundary around what you will publish.
  • Find out why digital storytelling works best in groups.
  • Discover how people can make their own film if their story is traumatic or enormous, or if they are semi-literate, or non-verbal or have never used a camera or a computer before.

This an exhibition event. It will be conducted in the exhibition space for The Art of the Story Circle: ten years collaborating with communities to create personal stories. Those attending are invited to enjoy the exhibition before or after the event.

The panel discussion will be recorded and edited into a podcast by Dr Maya Haviland. 

Dr. Maya Haviland is Translational Fellow and Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies, in the College of Arts and Social Sciences at the Australian National University. She is a researcher, media maker, facilitator, parent and project lead of the Scaffolding Cultural CoCreativity project.

Jenni Savigny is the Artistic Director of Gen S Stories, and her current exhibition at the ACT Heritage Library, The Art of the Story Circle, celebrates ten years of digital storytelling work in Canberra with marginalized communities.

Stephen Corey has been PhotoAccess’s photography tutor for eleven digital storytelling projects over the last ten years. He is a Canberra photographer and also tutors at the Canberra Institute of Technology Photography department and CIT Solutions.



  • Please arrive 10 minutes before the start time to allow time to check in using the Check In CBR App.
  • Free parking is available on site.
  • Only those with booked tickets will be able to attend the event due to COVID-19 restrictions.
No events are currently scheduled. Details of future events will be posted as they become available.

Date & time

Thu 01 Apr 2021, 12.30pm


ACT Heritage Library


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