Just Buffalo Community Projects

Lit City

Lit City

For more than a century, Western New York has been home to some of the most significant and innovative writers. LIT CITY is a public art initiative which highlights Buffalo’s renowned literary legacy.

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The Civil Writes Project

THE CIVIL WRITES PROJECT dares to confront the history of segregation through a series of interconnected programs leading up to Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison’s BABEL appearance on November 9, 2017—exactly 50 years to the day of Dr. Martin Luther King’s historic speech at Kleinhans Music Hall.


READ | SEED | WRITE is one of the newest initiatives of Just Buffalo Literary Center (in collaboration with Grassroots Gardens of WNY) to make the literary arts more visible, inspiring gardeners and passersby through the written word, while also raising awareness about the importance of sustainable gardening and the need for urban access to healthy food.

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.

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Public Art RFPs

Just Buffalo Literary Center is proud to introduce LIT CITY—a series of public art initiatives which will honor Buffalo’s rich literary legacy. These text-based artworks will be located in close proximity to the newly designated “literary corridor” along Washington Street.

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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.

Upcoming Workshops