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Challenging HIV Stigma: Story & Poetry Reading

Hear the stories and poetry of people affected by HIV as they read from their forthcoming literary collection. The book, which will be published in late autumn, reshapes the narrative of HIV, painting a picture of HIV in Scotland today and moving beyond the grim, looming image of the AIDS tombstone imagery of the 80s. The reading is preceded by a writing workshop, where you can write your own rebellious poetry or stories with HIV Scotland’s Artist in Residence, Angie Spoto. Book here for the Writing Workshop.

The workshop and reading party are part of the Positive Stories Project, a series of creative writing workshops for people living with HIV, a mentorship programme that pairs people living with HIV with professional writers and a published book in which those affected by HIV share their stories with the world. This project is the first of its kind in Scotland, giving those affected by HIV a chance to work directly with professional writers to better tell their stories. Let’s write to end HIV stigma.

This event is part of Book Week Scotland a week-long celebration of books and reading that takes place every November.

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