Love reading? Love writing?

Hearing the Voice is delighted to have inspired Writing on Air 2019, a four-day broadcast festival of writing and literature from the Chapel FM Arts Centre (21-24 March 2019).

Featuring over 60 shows and around 200 writers, poets, performers and community members, the festival explores the theme of voice and voice-hearing through readings, dramas, documentaries and panel discussions. Extended interviews with Hearing the Voice researchers will be broadcast at 10 AM on Thursday 21 March, Friday 22 March and Saturday 23 March. The interviews will cover many different aspects of our research, including the latest insights into the link between hearing voices and literary creativity and the role of voice-hearing in people’s experience of reading, as well as new ways of supporting people who are distressed by their voices and voice-hearing in people who have no need for psychiatric care.

You can download the full programme for this year’s Writing on Air festival here and join the discussion on social media using the hashtag #WOA19.


For a sneak preview of what we’ll be discussing, visit our Writers’ Inner Voices website, and explore how voices feature in people’s experiences of reading and writing fiction. You can also listen to the podcast below, recorded during our recent Literary Voices exhibition at the 2018 Edinburgh International Book Festival.