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Lizy Simonen

Lizy Simonen

Learning Assistant for School Library Outreach
Glasgow Life

Lizy Simonen is an American librarian/novelist who spends her time throwing books at children, desperately hoping they will read them.

She is currently the Learning Assistant for School Library Outreach, Glasgow’s school library service, where she works in literacy and library development.

Her cat, Tiffin, has excellent taste in books and only chews on the very best.

MuseumNext Museums, Games and Play Summit
Tuesday, 1 March 2022

Telling Stories Through Roleplaying Games

Tabletop roleplaying games (TTRPGs) are a modern form of collaborative storytelling, with the most well-known example being Dungeons & Dragons. Players of these games come together under a shared set of rules to explore new worlds, problem-solve through improvised scenes, and create memorable adventures. 

How can this deeply social, personal, and entertaining form of media be used by the heritage sector to better tell our stories? 

Join us as we explore this question by reflecting on our project – Carved in Stone – which combines the latest archaeological research with contemporary perspectives to allow players to explore Scotland over 1,300 years ago.

Full schedule here

Lizy Simonen