We are David, Sylvia, Marla, and Pat. 

We have known each other separately for decades, but finally came together in 2013 as a group of poets and writers, giving readings about how HIV/AIDS has impacted our lives personally. 

We have come together as The December First Writers and are dedicated to education, dialogue, community building, and to raising awareness and support for AIDS organizations and resources in our community, as well as entertaining and educating many different types of audiences with our diverse writing. Most of our readings are given in Portland, Oregon around World AIDS Day, December 1st.