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Hearing the Voice is delighted to be joined by some of the UK’s leading journalists, writers and psychologists for a day-long conversation about memory, creativity and voice-hearing as part of the Durham Book Festival tomorrow.   The day will feature three different events, each of which has been produced in association with The Memory Network.

Hearing Voices, Returning Memories
St Chad’s College Chapel
11am-12.30pm
Tickets: £3

This panel event brings together Eleanor Longden, a leading figure in the global Hearing Voices Movement, Dr Lisa Blackman, author of Immaterial Bodies: Affect, Embodiment, Mediation, and Professor Richard Bentall, author of Doctoring the Mind. Chaired by the co-director of Hearing the Voice, Dr Angela Woods.

Carolyn Jess-Cooke: The Boy Who Could See Demons
St Chad’s College Chapel
2pm-3pm
Tickets: £3

Carolyn Jess-Cooke, author of The Boy Who Could See Demons and The Guardian Angel’s Journal, talks to Professor Pat Waugh, one of the UK’s leading literary theorists, about how her work engages with themes including memories and hallucination.

Will Storr in Conversation with Charles Fernyhough
St Chad’s College Chapel
3.30pm-4.30pm
Tickets: £3

Will Storr is a journalist who has written for The Times and The Observer. His book, The Heretics: Adventures with the Enemies of Science, explores how the stories we tell ourselves about the world shape our beliefs and why today’s heretics don’t believe the facts. Will will be in conversation with Professor Charles Fernyhough, psychologist and author of the award-winning Pieces of Light and neuroscience thriller A Box of Birds.

Tickets are nearly sold out for these events, so to reserve a place, please call the Gala Theatre on 03000 266 600 or visit the Gala website.

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