Welcome to my website. I’m Janet Wainscott, a writer based in Lincoln, near Christchurch, New Zealand. My poetry and creative non-fiction has appeared in literary magazines and anthologies. I have written a family history, and in 2013 published What Are You Doing Here? Reflections on Dementia, a book about my mother’s experience of dementia.

My most recent venture is a poetry facilitation project with groups of older people. Read more about this poetry project here.