40 Years of Just Buffalo History

Over the last 40 years, Just Buffalo has hosted, organized or co-sponsored more than 2,000 events, bringing the world’s greatest writers to Western New York. Check out some of the highlights from each decade.

40 Years of Buffalo History - 1970s - Just Buffalo Literary Center

The 1970s

From Diane DiPrima to Robert Creeley, find out how it all began back in the Seventies.

40 Years of Buffalo History - 1980s - Just Buffalo Literary Center

The 1980s

From Leslie Fiedler to Victor Hernandez Cruz, find out what was happening with Just Buffalo back in the Eighties.

40 Years of Buffalo History - 1990s - Just Buffalo Literary Center

The 1990s

Allen Ginsberg, Lucille Clifton, Amiri Baraka—and that was only the beginning. Check out what happened in the Nineties.​

40 Years of Buffalo History - 2000s - Just Buffalo Literary Center

The 2000s

From David Sedaris to the birth of BABEL, Just Buffalo broke new ground for literary programming during the first decade of the new century.​

40 Years of Buffalo History - 2010s - Just Buffalo Literary Center

The 2010s

From Zadie Smith to Patti Smith, Just Buffalo now fosters a vibrant cultural scene as one of the nation’s top literary centers.

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40 Years of Just Buffalo History

Browse through highlights of noteworthy literary events that Just Buffalo has brought to Western New York, featuring some of the world’s greatest literary talent.

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Meet the Staff

Learn about the individuals whose passion, dedication and commitment make this organization strong.

Meet the Staff

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Buffalo Hosts World-Famous Authors

Just Buffalo has been bringing the world's greatest authors to Western New York since 2007. Find out what you've been missing.

BABEL 2017–2018

Board of Directors

Just Buffalo’s work would not be possible without the dedication of our committed volunteer board.

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Newsletters & Annual Reports

Take a look at our archive of newsletters and annual reports.

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The Just Buffalo Writing Center
Free Tutoring & Workshops

Just Buffalo's Writing Center is dedicated to helping young and emerging writers ages 12–19 cultivate their writing skills.

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