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Making Nothing Happen
at the London Word Festival

Inspired by WH Auden's quote that "Poetry makes nothing happen", the organisers of the inaugural London Word Festival will be hoping that their evening of readings and discussion concerning climate change and global terrorism will make something happen - at least in the collective minds of the event’s audience.

Taking place at London’s Bishopsgate Institute on Friday 29 February, the ‘Make Nothing Happen’ event will be welcoming contributions from eco-poet, Mario Petrucci; Bloodaxe books editor, Neil Astley; writer and environmental activist, Caspar Henderson and Antarctic based artist-in-residence for the International Polar Year, Melanie Challenger.

The evening will debate whether writers can have a vital role in promoting understanding in a world threatened by global warming and terrorism and will feature live readings from Mario and Melanie.

The London Word Festival runs from Friday 22 February until Thursday 13 March.


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published: 16:44 - 19 February 2008