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The MAT Lectures

28th March 2017 17:00 - 19:00 Medlock Hall

The MAT Lectures: KEITH STUART, THE BOY MADE OF BLOCKS

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5.00 - 7.00p.m.
Tuesday 28th March 2017
Medlock Hall
Merchants’ Academy
Gatehouse Avenue
Withywood
Bristol
BS13 9AJ
 

Keith Stuart is the Guardian’s games editor and is probably the best known games writer in the UK’s national press. He started out as writer and features editor on the highly influential magazine Edge before going freelance in 2000 to cover games culture for publications such as The Official PlayStation Magazine, PC Gamer and T3, as well as investigating digital and interactive art for Frieze. He also writes about music, film and media for The Guardian and is a regular on the Tech Weekly podcast. He is married with two sons and lives with his family in Somerset.

In this MAT Lecture Keith will talk about his debut novel A Boy Made of Blocks, a story of love, family, autism and Minecraft, which is based on his own experiences with his autistic son. The novel was written after The Guardian published a piece about how Minecraft had a hugely positive impact on Keith’s son and gave him a vocabulary and the confidence to use it, and meant that Keith was able to understand his son better – having a positive effect on the whole family.

Book signing: opportunity to purchase signed copies of Keith’s book at this event.