Past events


July 2023

Jay participated in a workshop as part of the Bath Spa Travel and Nature Writing MA.


9th June 2023

Jay spoke at the Festival of Conversations in Dewsbury.

"Join us for a wonderful, uplifting and funny evening of conversation, laughter and literature. Manasamitra is overjoyed to welcome Jay Courtney, as our second Festival of Conversations event, to read from her new book Juicy Crones and lead a conversation about the joys and challenges of being an older woman.

Honest, moving and funny, Juicy Crones is a celebration of women in later life, offering an uplifting roadmap for the quest to find new meaning, truth and purpose and redefining what it means to be an older woman."


5th May 2023

Jay gave a talk "on freedom and adventure in later life" in the Swindon Festival of Literature at the Reading Room, Central Library, Regent Circus SN1 1QG.


11th April 2023

Outside & Active Podcast Dom speaks to Jay Courtney about seeing the menopause as a new beginning rather than the end.


22nd February 2023

Zoom talk for Bradt's Travel Club with Ginny from Walking Women.


25th - 26th February 2023

Jay gave an author talk and delivered a 'How to be a Juicy Crone!' workshop in Love Her Wild 'Wild Winter Weekend' in the Forest of Dean.


15th February 2023

Jay spoke to David Lloyd on Boom Radio

Jay Courtney · Boom Radio interview 15th February 2023


10th January 2023

11:30 interview with Phil Kennedy at BBC Radio Berkshire


7th January 2023

8:10 interview with Babs Michel on BBC Radio Three Counties

16:00 - 18:00 book launch at Ledbury Books and Maps


5th January 2023

Juicy Crones published. Pre-order 'Free for the Strangest Adventures. Inspirational Stories of Women Embracing Later Life by Jay Courtney'

11:40 Real Menopause Talk podcast with Hatty McCafferty - listen to the podcast with Jay


4th January 2023

12:15 interview with Simon Park on BBC Radio Somerset

Jay Courtney · BBC Radio Somerset interview with Simon Parkin 4th Jan 2023

18:00 - 19:10, interview with Jon Smith on BBC Radio Gloucestershire


2nd January 2023

14:30 The Lifestyles Show with Selina MacKenzie

Jay Courtney · Talk Radio Europe interview with Jay Courtney 2/1/2023


28th August 2020

Jay's interview with Jenni Murray on BBC Woman's Hour about adjusting to retirement, and meeting women of the same age who are having adventures and doing extraordinary things.

Jay Courtney · Woman's Hour interview about Juicy Crones