Friday, October 8, 2010

Writing from the Heart - Joy Cowley shares her wisdom

Writing_from_the_Heart_1.jpgThis month sees the launch of an amazing book – one people have been waiting for years for.
Here, in warmly written prose, Joy Cowley distils four decades of writing for young people. Topics covered in the chapters – each illustrated by Fraser Williamson – are;  developing a plot, dialogue, writers’ discipline, humour, early reading, novels, picture books, plays, poetry, presentation, and editing.

From Joy:  "This is not a book of instruction but rather a sharing of long experience as a writer, editor and a facilitator of writing workshops." 

Joy has published more than 600 early readers along with numerous novels and short stories. In 2005 she was made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to children’s literature , is one of Storylines'  patrons, and is also a Storylines Trustee.
All proceeds from the work will go to assist Storylines in its work to promote children's books and literature, reading, and books and children. 
An event in Wellington celebrates the launch of Writing from the Heart and Navigation, Joy's memoir:

Wednesday 13 October, 6-7pm
Café L’affare
27 College Street
Bookseller: Vic Books
Tickets: $20 or $15 (for Storylines , Society of Authors, and New Zealand Book Council members), includes light refreshments. 
Tickets available from the Information Desk at Wellington Central Library, and door sales on the night.


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