featuring Mario Petrucci, Melanie Challenger, Caspar Henderson & Neil Astley
Chaired by Roddy Lumsden

Bishopsgate Institute | £7 / £5 conc. | 7pm

Do writers have a vital role in promoting understanding in a world threatened by climate change and terrorism; or, to bastardise WH Auden, does literature ‘make nothing happen’? Eco-poet Mario Petrucci, writer and environmental activist Caspar Henderson and Melanie Challenger, who has just returned from the Antarctic where she was Artist in Residence for International Polar Year, debate the pros and cons. Joined by Bloodaxe editor Neil Astley and chaired by poet Roddy Lumsden. With live readings of their work.