How can journalism improve its reporting of violence against women (VAW)? Do depictions of VAW in storytelling and poetry contribute to the problem, or can creative writing be a useful tool of healing for survivors? The Scottish Poetry Library and Zero Tolerance have joined together to create Writing Violence Against Woman, a panel discussion between three experts – one journalist, a storyteller and a poet – who have worked on and around the writing of VAW. In this event the panel will be examining questions around the challenges of writing about VAW, the common issues with its language and how we can improve the written depiction of VAW in journalism, poetry and prose. In addition, Zero Tolerance will display its photography exhibition, Violence Unseen, by award-winning photographer Alicia Bruce, during the event. Alicia has worked with various groups and individuals who have been affected by men’s violence to create a series of photographs that explore the types of violence against women that remain unseen and unacknowledged by mainstream society. Audience members are welcomed to view and informally discuss the exhibition at a drinks reception, with soft options available, after the panel discussion. The panel discussion will take place from 7-8pm, with a drinks reception and exhibition viewing from 8pm onwards.