Some weeks ago, or it could have been months, who knows 🙄….I was asked by Belfast born novelist, Jan Carson if I would take part in the Northern Ireland Science Festival. The bonus would be that it was also include my partner in writing Anna Wharton.
It was to be a conversation around our writing my book together, Anna’s imminent brilliant new fiction book ‘The Imposter’ , which includes a clear element of dementia and is full of twists and turns…and how literature depicts people with dementia. Some of you, I know have seen this as you booked on line for the free event, but here it is for those who missed the interview.
This is the blurb about from their web site…
“In this much anticipated conversation, Belfast-based novelist Jan Carson will chat to Wendy about her experience living with and writing about dementia, alongside author Anna Wharton who helped co-author Wendy’s memoir and has recently published her own debut novel, The Imposter in which she further explores the theme of dementia. Queen’s University Belfast based linguist, Dr Jane Lugea will also be joining the conversation to talk about her AHRC-funded research project exploring how writers represent dementia in their fiction.
We are delighted to bring together three inspiring women for an important conversation about how dementia can be written about with dignity, hope and imagination.
anyway, you can watch the interview by clicking on the link below – make a cuppa and sit and enjoy…..