A BOY MADE OF BLOCKS
Tuesday 28th March 2017 at 5-7pm
At Merchants' Academy, Bristol, BS13 9AJ
Everyone interested in learning more about autism and the positive contribution the world of gaming and different ways of thinking and looking at the world can make.
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.
There will be the opportunity to purchase signed copies of Keith’s book A Boy Made of Blocks at this event.
Q: Are the MAT Lectures free to attend?
A: Yes, however you must register in advance via Eventbrite.
Q: Can I just turn up on the day?
A: Places are limited, so it is important that you register in advance via Eventbrite.
Q: Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
A: Please bring proof of registration, either through a printed or electronic copy of the ticket.
Q: Is Parking available on site?
A: Onsite parking spaces are limited, however there is street parking in the vicinity. As an alternative please consider public transport.
Q: I would like to travel to the MAT Lectures on public transport, what are my options?
A: The number 76 bus leaves from the Haymarket bus stop in the city centre and stops at Hareclive Road, which is within walking distance of Merchants’ Academy. If you are arriving via train in to Bristol Temple Meads, you can pick up the number 76 bus from Redcliff Hill bus stop.
Q: What are the timings of the event?
A: Registration and networking begins at 5pm. The lecture will begin promptly at 5:30pm, followed by Q&A with the audience, and a book signing opportunity at 7pm.
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