Just Buffalo Writing Center

The Just Buffalo Writing Center (JBWC) offers free after-school and summer youth writing workshops, ranging from playful to practical, and all taught by our talented teaching artists. All workshops are FREE and aimed at young writers aged 12–18.

Next Workshop

Open Workshop

July 25, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

The SILO CITY READING SERIES

The SILO CITY READING SERIES brings visiting poets to perform alongside local poets, musicians, and artists inside the historic grain silos along the Buffalo River. The series aims to celebrate Buffalo’s industrial past while promoting its rich cultural assets.

BABEL: Just Buffalo Hosts World-Famous Authors

Just Buffalo Literary Center’s acclaimed series brings four of the world’s most important authors to Buffalo each year, engaging local audiences, attracting guests from across the country and Canada, and creating a global literary conversation right here at home.

The Civil Writes Project

THE CIVIL WRITES PROJECT dares to confront the history of segregation through a series of interconnected programs emphasizing inspiring positive change through writing, including Toni Morrison’s sold out appearance at Just Buffalo Literary Center’s BABEL series on November 9, 2017—exactly 50 years to the day of Dr. Martin Luther King’s historic speech at Kleinhans Music Hall.

MADE-TO-ORDER POEMS

Order a poem on a topic of your choosing and support Buffalo’s next generation of literary voices. All poems are written by students of the Just Buffalo Writing Center.

BUY A POEM

40 Years of Just Buffalo History

Since 1975, Just Buffalo has brought some of the world’s greatest literary talent—authors, poets, playwrights, and more—right here to Western New York. Check out some of the highlights from each decade.

The 1970s
The 1980s
The 1990s
The 2000s
The 2010s

Support Just Buffalo

Make an Online Donation

From the BABEL series to the Writing Center, everything that we do depends on your help. Show your support for Just Buffalo and the literary arts today.

Become a Member

Join Just Buffalo Literary Center today and save on select events, participate in members-only groups and contests, and get a 10% discount at Talking Leaves Books.

Volunteer

Want to give the gift of your time? Just Buffalo reviews volunteer applications on a rolling basis, with interviews in August and December for the following season.