Upcoming Literary Events in Buffalo

Check back regularly for upcoming literary events in Buffalo, hosted by Just Buffalo & numerous other organizations around the city & across WNY.

Torn Space presents Harold Pinter’s “The Collection”

Friday, February 17, 2017


Where:

Adam Mickiewicz Library & Dramatic Circle
612 Fillmore Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14212
Date: February 17-March 12, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m. (more…)

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Just Buffalo’s 9th Annual Members’ Writing Contest & Reading

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington St, 2nd floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: February 21, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m.

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Readings at the RIC: McNally & Hogan

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Where:
Daemen College Research & Information Commons
4380 Main Street
Amherst, NY 14215
Date: February 22, 2017
Time: 7:30-9:00 p.m. (more…)

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Write Thing Reading Series: Barbara Cole

Thursday, February 23, 2017

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Where:
Medaille College
Main Building, 4th floor
Buffalo, NY 14214
Date: February 23, 2017
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Eli Clare

Saturday, February 25, 2017


Where:
Unitarian Universalist Church
695 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14222
Date: February 25, 2017
Time: 8:00 p.m. (more…)

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Inner Ear Poetry Reading: Gatza & Schickling

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Where:
Rust Belt Books
415 Grant Street
Buffalo, NY 14213
Date: February 26, 2017
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. (more…)

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Center for Inquiry literary Cafe: Open Reading

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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Where:
Center for Inquiry
1310 Sweet Home Rd
Amherst, NY 14228
Date: March 1, 2017
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Forum on Fiction & Publishing day 1: O’Neill & Freeman

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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Where:
WNYBAC
468 Washington St
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: March 1, 2017
Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Forum on Fiction & Publishing Day 2: Emily Fridlund

Thursday, March 2, 2017
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Where:
Hallwalls Cinema
341 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14202
Date: March 2, 2017
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Poetics Plus: Judith Goldman book launch

Friday, March 3, 2017
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Where:
Western New York Book Arts Center
468 Washington St
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: March 3, 2017
Time: 8:00 p.m. (more…)

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1st @ the 2nd: Sipos, Melin, Cervone

Friday, March 3, 2017
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Where:
The Second Reader Bookshop
1421 Hertel Ave
Buffalo, NY 14216
Date: March 3, 2017
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m. (more…)

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Poetry Reading

Saturday, March 4, 2017


featuring Devon Moore | Ed Tato | Christopher Citro
Where:
Rust Belt Books
415 Grant Street
Buffalo, NY
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Time: 4:00 p.m. (more…)

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Writer’s Critique Group

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Led by: Gary Earl Ross
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: March 7, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Larkin Square Author Series: Farrell, Howell, & Burns Haggerty

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
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Where:
The Filling Station Restaurant
745 Seneca Street
Buffalo, New York 14210
Date: March 8, 2017
Time: 5:30-6:45 p.m.
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Poetics Plus: James Sherry

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
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Where:
Western New York Book Arts Center
468 Washington St
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: March 8, 2017
Time: 8:00 p.m. (more…)

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STUDIO: Rosa Alcalá, Michael Kelleher & Noah Falck

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m. (more…)

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Wordflight at Red Doors: Ciesielski & Grabiner

Thursday, March 9, 2017
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Where:
Parkside Lutheran Church
2 Wallace Ave @ Depew
Buffalo, NY 14214
Date: March 9, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m. (more…)

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Chairman’s Book Club

Friday, March 10, 2017


Where:
Central Library
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, New York 14203
Date: March 10, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m. (more…)

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Poetic Plus: Julian Talamantez Brolaski

Friday, March 10, 2017
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Where:
Western New York Book Arts Center
468 Washington St
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: March 10, 2017
Time: 8:00 p.m. (more…)

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Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Saturday, March 11, 2017
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Where:
Squeaky Wheel Film + Arts Center
617 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: March 11, 2017
Time: 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. (more…)

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Ben Brindise’s Chapbook Release

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Rotten Kid by Ben Brindise
Where:

The Gypsy Parlor
376 Grant Street
Buffalo, New York 14213
Date: March 12, 2017
Time: 5:00 p.m. (more…)

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Spotlight on Youth

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Spotlight on Youth

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
Shea’s Smith Theatre
658 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Date: March 15, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. (more…)

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Write Thing Reading Series: Michele Costa & TheatreFigüren

Thursday, March 16, 2017

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Where:
Medaille College
Main Building, 4th floor
Buffalo, NY 14214
Date: March 16, 2017
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Poetics Plus: Tan Lin

Thursday, March 16, 2017
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Where:
Western New York Book Arts Center
468 Washington St
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: March 16, 2017
Time: 8:00 p.m. (more…)

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Writer’s Critique Group

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Led by: Gary Earl Ross
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: March 21, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Buffalo, Books & Beer: Warlick & Eoannou

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Where:

Gene McCarthy’s
73 Hamburg St
Buffalo, NY 14204
Date: March 22, 2017
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m. (more…)

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BABEL: Edna O’Brien

Friday, March 24, 2017

BABEL - Edna O'Brien - March 24, 2017 - Just Buffalo Literary Center

Where:
Kleinhans Symphony Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: Friday, March 24, 2017
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Patron VIP Reception: 7:00 p.m. (more…)

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Poetics Plus: Jerome McGann: 2017 Robert Creeley Lecture in Poetry and Poetics

Thursday, March 30, 2017
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Where:
Western New York Book Arts Center
250 Baird Hall, UB North Campus
Amherst NY, 14228
Date: March 30, 2017
Time: 4:15 p.m. (more…)

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Poetics Plus: Colloquy on Poetry & Poetics

Friday, March 31, 2017
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Where:
The Poetry Collection
420 Capen Hall, UB North Campus
Amherst, NY 14228
Date: March 31, 2017
Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m. (more…)

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Writer’s Critique Group

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Led by: Gary Earl Ross
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: April 4, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Poetics Plus: Fred Moten

Thursday, April 6, 2017
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Where:
Western New York Book Arts Center
468 Washington St
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: April 6, 2017
Time: 8:00 p.m. (more…)

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Exhibit X Fiction: Kelly Link

Thursday, April 13, 2017
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Where:
Hallwalls Cinema
341 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14202
Date: April 13, 2017
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m. (more…)

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Writer’s Critique Group

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Led by: Gary Earl Ross
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: April 18, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (more…)

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BABEL: Dave Eggers

Thursday, April 20, 2017

BABEL - Dave Eggers - April 20, 2017 - Just Buffalo Literary Center

Where:
Kleinhans Symphony Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Patron VIP Reception: 7:00 p.m. (more…)

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STUDIO: Eileen Myles

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Where:
The Evergreen Commons
262 Georgia Street (17-71 Prospect Avenue)
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writer’s Critique Group

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Led by: Gary Earl Ross
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: May 2, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Buffalo, Books & Beer: “Right Here, Right Now” Anthology

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
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Right Here, Right Now The Buffalo Anthology
Where:

Gene McCarthy’s
73 Hamburg St
Buffalo, NY 14204
Date: May 3, 2017
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Poetics Plus: Works in Progress

Friday, May 5, 2017
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Where:
Rust Belt Books
415 Grant St
Buffalo, NY 14213
Date: May 5, 2017
Time: 8:00 p.m. (more…)

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Christina Milletti reads from “Room in Hotel America”

Friday, May 5, 2017

Where:
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
341 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 142102
Date: May 5, 2017
Time: 4:00 p.m. (more…)

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Spotlight on Youth

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Spotlight on Youth

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
Shea’s Smith Theatre
658 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Date: May 10, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. (more…)

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Writer’s Critique Group

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Led by: Gary Earl Ross
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: May 16, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writer’s Critique Group

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Led by: Gary Earl Ross
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: June 6, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writer’s Critique Group

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Led by: Gary Earl Ross
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: June 20, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Just Buffalo's Member Contests

The 9th Annual Member's Contest and Reading will take place in February 2016. This year's genre will be poetry.

Annual Writing Contest

Babel Buffalo Hosts World Famous Authors - Just Buffalo Literary Center
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 2016–2017

Studio - Author Series - Just Buffalo Literary Center
Author Series

STUDIO brings talented writers from Buffalo, Western New York and beyond to the downtown Just Buffalo Writing Center for readings, in-depth discussions and more.

STUDIO Events

Silo City Reading Series 2016 - Just Buffalo Literary Center - Buffalo, NY
Buffalo's Summer Literary Series

This multidisciplinary series includes readings, musical acts and visual art installations from the best of the arts and cultural community from Buffalo and beyond.

Silo City Reading Series

Free Workshops

The Just Buffalo Writing Center is dedicated to helping young and emerging writers ages 12–18 cultivate their writing skills.

Upcoming Workshops

Spotlight On Youth - A Buffalo Open Mic - Just Buffalo Literary Center - Buffalo, NY
A Buffalo Open Mic

Just Buffalo's coffee house open mic series gives young people ages 12–21 a chance to share and develop their talents in front of a live and supportive audience.

Spotlight On Youth

Writer's Critique Group
A Just Buffalo Writers Workshop

Led by author and Just Buffalo teaching artist Gary Earl Ross, the Writer’s Critique Group gives local writers an opportunity to share their work with other members of the literary community.

Writer's Critique Group