LIT CITY is a public art initiative which highlights Buffalo’s renowned literary legacy.
For more than a century, Western New York has been home to some of the most significant and innovative writers. On June 7, 2016, Mayor Byron Brown designated Washington Street, beginning at Lafayette Square and continuing past Just Buffalo Literary Center and the Western New York Book Arts Center to the d!g innovation hub at Virginia Street, as the literary corridor of Buffalo.
“The City of Buffalo has an extraordinary literary history and legacy, is home to one of the country’s top literary centers, and has an active and growing literary community.”
—Mayor Byron Brown
Along this literary corridor, visitors can find LIT CITY banners bearing the names and faces of just some of the visionary voices who shaped this city as a literary landmark.
We invite everyone to come see the LIT CITY banners in person, visit any of the literary destinations along Washington Street, or scroll down to learn more about these impressive poets, novelists, and playwrights.