Prose and poetry event will run around the clock

24 Little Hours is a 24-hour participatory poetry and prose programme with Grace Wells, Mark Roper, Dave Lordan and Mia Gallagher that will be held in Clonmel in early July as part of this year’s Junction festival.

24 Little Hours is a 24-hour participatory poetry and prose programme with Grace Wells, Mark Roper, Dave Lordan and Mia Gallagher that will be held in Clonmel in early July as part of this year’s Junction festival.

Grace, Mark, Dave and Mia are four leading writers from Ireland’s world of poetry and prose who are coming to the town for 24 hours. During their stay they will share their skills with emerging writers and poetry enthusiasts, perform their work at set readings and walk and explore the streets of Clonmel with workshop participants, giving insights into how a writer goes about their work and develops their skills of observation and composition.

With workshop sessions taking place at locations throughout the town and over 24 hours, the participants will see the urban landscape as it changes colour from busy shopping streets through the hubbub of Saturday night and into the quiet of Sunday morning.

On Sunday afternoon there will be an open-mic session at which the participants will have the opportunity to share some of the work they created during 24 Little Hours.

Saturday July 6th, 1pm: registration and coffee at The Common Thread Café, 15 Parnell Street; 1.30pm: gathering and introductions; 2 - 4pm: Walking, writing and talking with Grace or Mark ; 4.30-5.30pm: selected readings by Grace and Mark; 5.30 onwards: dinner at the Junction Festival catering tent; 7.30-8.30pm: selected readings by Mia and Dave and 9 - 11pm: Walking, writing and talking with Mia or Dave.

Sunday July 7th, 11am-1pm: Walking, writing and talking with Grace, Mark, Mia or Dave; 2.30pm: ‘What a Difference a day makes’: open-mic with Grace, Mark, Mia, Dave and programme participants.

This event is kindly supported by Poetry Ireland.

For more information contact David Gavigan at 052-6129339 or e-mail logistics@junctionfestival.com