Joy Cowley

On March 16, 2021 Flora’s presentation on Joy Cowley’s literature for children and adults showed us how the author uses everyday situations to shed light on intimate relationships.

Joy Cowley is contemporary New Zealand author who writes adult and children’s fiction, and works of spiritual reflection. In her youth, she was apprenticed to a pharmacist – then married a dairy farmer and raised a family of 4 children. Her children’s character “Mrs. Wishy-Washy” is based on a dairy farmer’s wife.

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Flora used a clip from “The Silk”, a short film Rodrigo Films based on Cowley’s novel, to show the quiet impact of her work for adults. (More information on the clip here:

Flora’s presentation summary is coming soon.

Shawna M.

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