John Killick

Taking the Words for a Walk: an Interactive Poetry Session

Biography

John Killick has worked for twenty years on communication with people with dementia, notably as Research Fellow in Communication Through the Arts for Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling. As well as working at the Courtyard Centre for the Arts (Hereford) as Poet in Residence he is currently Writer in Residence for Alzheimer Scotland.

John has written extensively on the subject of Communication in Dementia, and broadcast on the BBC’s Radio Three and Four and the World Service. He has given presentations and run workshops in many countries including Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Poland, Australia, Ireland, Canada and the USA.

John’s publications in the dementia field are extensive. As well as dozens of articles, papers and chapters, he has had seven books published in the field, most recently Dementia Positive (Luath Press 2013). He has also edited six books of poems by people with dementia.