December First Writers

The December First Writers is a Portland, Oregon-based group of poets and writers who, since 2013, have been giving readings about how HIV/AIDS has impacted their lives personally. The four founding members are Marla Allen, David Rutiezer, Pat Vivian, and Sylvia Zingeser. We are dedicated to education, dialogue, and community building, and to raising awareness and support for AIDS organizations and resources in our community.