Rock Trust, which works with young people experiencing homelessness in Scotland, is celebrating its 30th anniversary by publishing All the Way Home. The anthology will feature pieces from emerging writers and personal essays from people who have experienced youth homelessness, as well as works from more established writers.
Val McDermid is among the writers contributing, as are authors Kirstin Innes and Jenni Fagan.
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“Across each contribution, the idea of ‘home’ is approached from a variety of perspectives, exploring the visible and invisible realities of home and homelessness, of family and belonging”, said Rock Trust.
Half of the proceeds from the book will go to the charity, which provides frontline services across Scotland, and lobbies the government to work towards ending youth homelessness.
“Through bringing together such a diverse group of voices and stories”, Rock Trust says it “hopes to shine a spotlight on the complexities of youth homelessness and how the lives of Scotland’s young people are being affected”.