40 Years of Just Buffalo History: The 2000s

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Michael Burkard & Robert Tejada

Friday, February 18, 2000

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A Reading

Where: Cornershop, 82 Lafayette, Buffalo
When: February 18, 2000 at 8:00 p.m.

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David Foster Wallace

Friday, September 15, 2000

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Reading and Discussion

“Mr. Wallace only rarely (twice yearly) agrees to do public readings, so Buffalo is lucky to have him share his fiction and his unique and wildly perceptive essays, his acrobatic cartwheeling in language and his profound and often profoundly funny vision.”

Where: Allen Hall, UB South Campus
When: September 15, 2000 at 8:00 p.m.

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David Trinidad

Sunday, November 19, 2000

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“Poet David Trinidad makes a rare Buffalo appearance to read from his newest book Plasticville and from his wise, observant work. Controversial, funny, and smart, his poetry, filtered through 60s movies, top 40 radio, the cult of Barbie, and suburban and urban angst… explore[s] the thousand forgotten longings anchored in the objects of childhood and what they mean to us as adults.”

Where: Hallwalls Cinema, 2495 Main Street
When: November 19, 2000 at 7:00 p.m.

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Alice Notley & Anselm Berrigan

Friday, December 8, 2000

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A Reading

Where: Allen Hall, UB South Campus
Date: December 8, 2000
Time: 8:00 p.m.

 

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Lorca and Spanish Poetry: A Bilingual Reading

Wednesday, January 17, 2001

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Where: Irish Classical Theatre
When: January 17, 2001 at 7:00 p.m.

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David Sedaris

Friday, March 30, 2001

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Reading and Discussion of Me Talk Pretty One Day

Where: Rockwell Hall, Buffalo State College
When: March 30, 2001 at 8:00 p.m.

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A Symphony Down in my soul: Annette Daniels Taylor

Saturday, June 1, 2002

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“A celebration of music and words, songs, slavery and salvation, along with hymns, work songs, blues, gospel and jazz. All this is woven into, around and beside a collection of poems and stories by notable African-American writers and original work by poet Annette Daniels Taylor and others.”

Where: Langston Hughes Center, 25 Hight St., Buffalo
When: June 1, 2002 from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

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Benefit Reading with Carl Dennis & Thomas Centolella

Friday, June 14, 2002

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Where: Nichols School
Date: June 14, 2002
Time: 8:00 p.m.

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Kimiko Hahn & EunGwi Chung

Thursday, September 19, 2002

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Where: Hallways Contemporary Arts Center
Date: September 19, 2002
Time: 7:30 p.m.

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Sheila Heti

Sunday, October 20, 2002

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Where: Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
Date: October 20, 2002
Time: 7:30 p.m.

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Short Fuse Anthology: Reading and Book Signing

Saturday, November 2, 2002

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Featuring: Sean Thomas Dougherty, Charles Bernstein, & many others

Short Fuse Anthology is the first major global collection of poetry from the 21st century featuring the poets who are defining world literature and culture. The fusion poets define these complex times through new forms of performance and text by mixing the best of the oral and written traditions.

Where: Talking Leaves Books, 951 Elmwood Ave

When: November 6, 2002 at 7:00 p.m.

 

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Livio Farallo

Friday, January 30, 2004

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A Reading by Slipstream editors Livio Farallo (pictured), Robert Borgatti & Dan Sicoli

Where: The Hibiscus Room, Just Buffalo, Tri-Main Building
Date: January 30, 2004
Time: 8:00 p.m.

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Stephen Rodefer

Friday, April 9, 2004

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Poetry Reading and Slide Show

Where: The Hibiscus Room at Just Buffalo, Tri-Main Center
When: April 9, 2004 at 8:00 pm

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Lisa Jarnot & Jonathan Link

Friday, April 16, 2004

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A Reading

Where: The Hibiscus Room at Just Buffalo, Tri-Main Center

When: April 16, 2004 at 8:00 pm

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Ed Roberson

Friday, April 23, 2004

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A Reading and Conversation

Where: The Hibiscus Room at Just Buffalo, Tre-Main Center

When: April 23, 2004 at 8:00 pm

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If all of Buffalo Read the Same Book: Arundhati Roy

Wednesday, September 8, 2004

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The God of Small Things

Reading and Q & A: September 8, 8pm, Unitarian Universalist Church

“Meet and Greet” book signing: September 9, 12-2pm, Talking Leaves Bookstore

Video Screening & Video/Text Installation: September 10, 8pm, Squeaky Wheel

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Ales Debeljak

Thursday, October 21, 2004

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World of Voices Residency: October 21-27 2004

Ales Debeljak (1961-2016) built and melded together dual careers as poet and social theorist by absorbing and writing about the “shocks” the former Yugoslavia has suffered in the aftermath of its transition into individual nation-states. Virtually all of Debeljak’s work focused on examining and preserving through language what it means to be European, Central European, and Slovene in the face of what he called the “megalomaniac nationalism”…

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Brendan Lorber & Sasha Steensen

Friday, November 12, 2004

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A Poetry Reading and Book Release for Sasha Steensen’s A Magic Book

Where: The Hibiscus Room at Just Buffalo, Tri-Main Center

When: November 12, 2004 at 8:00 pm

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If All of Buffalo Read the Same Book: Paul Auster

Wednesday, October 5, 2005

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‘If All of Buffalo Read the Same Book’ provides a common point of reference of a single book to inspire connections and conversations among the diverse residents of Western New York. The 2005 selection, The Invention of Solitude, is part elegy, part intellectual self-discovery, and part family tree. Paul Auster was in Buffalo on October 5 and 6, 2005 for readings and discussions of his work.

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BABEL: Orhan Pamuk

Saturday, November 10, 2007
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BABEL: Ariel Dorfman

Friday, December 7, 2007
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BABEL: Derek Walcott

Thursday, March 13, 2008

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BABEL: Chinua Achebe

Friday, September 26, 2008
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BABEL: Michael Ondaatje

Saturday, November 29, 2008
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BABEL: Marjane Satrapi

Wednesday, April 1, 2009
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BABEL: Isabel Allende

Friday, April 17, 2009
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Big Night: Lee Ann Brown

Saturday, September 19, 2009

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Featuring: Poetry: Lee Ann Brown | Food: Geoffrey Gatza | Music: Damian Weber | Artist Book in Process: Chris Fritton, Kevin Kegler

Where: The WNY Book Arts Center
When: September 19, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.

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BABEL: A.S. Byatt

Saturday, October 10, 2009
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Big Night: Eileen Myles

Saturday, October 24, 2009

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Featuring: Poetry: Eileen Myles | Film: Ekrem Serdar | Food: Geoffrey Gatza

Where: The WNY Book Arts Center
When: October 24, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.

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Big Night: Michael Rothenberg

Thursday, November 12, 2009

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Featuring: Poetry: David Meltzer, Michael Rothenberg, Terri Carrion | Jazz: Other Side | Food: Geoffrey Gatza

Where: The WNY Book Arts Center
When: November 12, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.

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BABEL: Ha Jin

Friday, November 20, 2009
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Big Night: CA Conrad & Simon Pettet

Saturday, November 21, 2009

 

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Featuring: Poetry: CA Conrad & Simon Pettet | Performance & Video: Kyle Butler | Food: Geoffrey Gatza

Where: The WNY Book Arts Center
When: November 21, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.

 

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