“Reads Like a Seven”.
£4. Time – 20.00, Friday. Venue – Babble Jar

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After a sell-out first performance, ‘Reads Like a Seven’ comes to the Stoke Newington Literary Festival to showcase some of the most brilliant writing about video games since the first appearance of the words, ‘Avoid missing ball for high score’. Curated and presented by newly appointed New Yorker games contributor Simon Parkin, it features prize-winning poets, the Guardian‘s Steven Poole, New Statesman‘s Helen Lewis, award-winning broadcaster/game developer and ‘best games writer of his generation’ Ste Curran, as well a host of other wonderful authors. A night of readings that are funny, affecting, sad and exciting, with every piece offering a different view of video game culture, it’s an event which once and for all dispels any doubts that video games deserve to be considered alongside other art forms, either for their breadth of invention or the passions they provoke.

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Event venue – Babble Jar