Welcome to my website. I’m Janet Wainscott, a writer based in Lincoln, near Christchurch, New Zealand.

My poetry and essays have been published in various 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. Sessions combine reading poetry and conversation, which leads to composing new poems together.