Current Season


Just Buffalo’s BABEL Readings are held at Kleinhans (3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY 14201) beginning at 8 pm (Patrons’ Reception begins at 7 pm). After each lecture, audience members have the opportunity to engage directly with the author in an interview-style Q&A moderated by Just Buffalo’s Artistic Director Barbara Cole, and to have their books signed by the author. You may purchase subscriptions here or by calling (716) 832.5400.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Colum McCann

Featured book: Let the Great World Spin

Born in Ireland, McCann has won numerous international awards.  His book, Let the Great World Spin, won the 2009 National Book Award and was named Amazon’s “Book of the Year.” This haunting portrait of New York City has been described as “the first great 9/11 novel…” and an “American masterpiece.”

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

David Henry Hwang

Featured book: Ch’inglish

This Chinese American playwright has won numerous Tony Awards and has been lauded by TIME magazine as potentially “the first important dramatist of American public life since Arthur

Best known for his Pulitzer Prize-nominated works, M. Butterfly and Yellow Face, we will be reading his more recent work, Ch’inglish which was named Best New American Play of 2011.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Featured book: Americanah

This Nigerian writer and MacArthur “genius” grant recipient has been making headlines all year.  Her latest novel, Americanah, has received numerous accolades including the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. Named one of The New York Times’s Ten Best Books of the Year, it is a “powerful, tender story of race and identity … community and love.”

Friday, April 17, 2015

Patti Smith

Featured book: Just Kids

Singer-songwriter. Poet. Visual artist. Activist. Godmother of Punk.  And National Book Award winner for her memoir, Just Kids.  We bring this legend to Buffalo and celebrate that great writers are indeed rock stars.

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