“Somebody I Used to Know” – NI Science Festival Event with Wendy Mitchell

If you missed our wonderful conversation about writing dementia which was included in February 2021’s NI Science Festival Programme you can watch it on YouTube by following this link

Brave, inspiring and beautifully crafted, Wendy Mitchell’s memoir, Somebody I Used to Know was the first book of its kind written by someone living with dementia. 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. The book ‘Somebody I Used to Know’ is available in Belfast from No Alibis Bookstore:​ And available internationally from local bookstores.