Joy Cowley’s books are loved by children and adults throughout the world. This Writers Week appearance is a celebration of her 80th year. 

For Joy, writing is “about what needs to be read and what children want to read”. Join her and New Zealand Festival Trustee John Allen for a session likely to span cooking, the Marlborough Sounds,coincidence, woodturning, knitting and other joy-filled subjects.

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Gallery of Ireen Demut event photographs.

The Elvis Presley of children's books – Joy Cowley interviewed in The Dominion Post.