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.

Open Studios @ ECC South: A Lecture & Workshop Series

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Where:
Art/Architecture Studios ECC South Campus
4041 Southwestern Blvd
Building 2 upstairs
Orchard Park, NY 14127
Date: April 26, 2017
Time: doors at 6:00 p.m., presentation at 6:30 p.m. (more…)

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Larkin Square Author Series: Music in Buffalo, “Right Here Right Now, the Buffalo Anthology”

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Where:
The Filling Station Restaurant
745 Seneca St
Buffalo, NY 14210
Date: April 26, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m.–6:45 p.m. (more…)

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REEL QUEER: Wakefield Poole’s “Bijou”

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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Where:
Dreamland
387 Franklin St
Buffalo, NY 14202
Date: April 26, 2017
Time: 8:00–11:00 p.m. (more…)

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STUDIO: Eileen Myles

Thursday, April 27, 2017
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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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CWP Press presents Neil Hilborn

Thursday, April 27, 2017
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Where:
Lakeward Spirits
65 Vandalia Street
Buffalo, NY 14204
Date: March 27, 2017
Time: 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. (more…)

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UB Signature Series: Nnedi Okorafor

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Where:
SUNY Buffalo, North Campus
Center for the Arts, Black Box Theater
Amherst, NY 14260
Date: April 27, 2017
Time: 3:45 p.m. (more…)

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Aidan Ryan’s Book Release Party

Friday, April 28, 2017


Where:

Burns Building
25 E Huron St, 5th floor
Buffalo, New York 14213
Date: April 28, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. (more…)

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Light, Joy and Seeking: The Poetry of Luminosity

Saturday, April 29, 2017
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Where:Trinity Episcopal Church
371 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14120
Date: April 29, 2017
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m. (more…)

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Hotel Dallavalle Author Series: Heather O’Neill

Saturday, April 29, 2017
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Where:
Hotel Dallavalle
142 Queen St
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Date: April 29, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. (more…)

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Inner Ear Poetry Series: Brill & Smith

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Where:
Rust Belt Books
415 Grant Street
Buffalo, New York 14213
Date: April 30, 2017
Time: 3-5:00 p.m. (more…)

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Open Studios @ ECC South: A Lecture & Workshop Series

Monday, May 1, 2017

Where:
Art/Architecture Studios ECC South Campus
4041 Southwestern Blvd
Building 2 upstairs
Orchard Park, NY 14127
Date: May 1, 2017
Time: doors at 6:00 p.m., presentation at 6:30 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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Center for Inquiry Literary Cafe: Marie, Forty, Keaton, White

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
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Where:
Center for Inquiry
1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, NY 14228
Date: May 3, 2017
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Flip the Script: Buffalo Actors Reading Buffalo Poets

Wednesday, May 3, 2017


Where:
Road Less Traveled Productions
500 Pearl Street
Buffalo, New York 14202
Date: May 3, 2017
Time: 7:00 – 10:30 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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Book Release & Celebration: Jimmie Margaret Gilliam’s “Torn From the Ear of Night”

Sunday, May 7, 2017
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Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington St, 2nd floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: May 7, 2017
Time: 2-5:00 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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Lauren Belfer: From Fact to Fiction: The Creation of Three Historical Novels

Thursday, May 11, 2017
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Where:
Burchfield Penney Art Center
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Date: May 11, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. (more…)

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Larkin Square Author Series: Lauren Belfer with Frank Kowsky & Stephanie Crockatt

Monday, May 15, 2017

Where:
The Filling Station Restaurant
745 Seneca St
Buffalo, NY 14210
Date: May 15, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m.–6:45 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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Two Soldiers’ Stories: Lebanon, Iraq & Back

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
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Where:
Burchfield Penney Art Center
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, New York 14222
Date: May 16, 2017
Time: 7-8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Just Buffalo Literary Center’s Poetry Circle

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington St, 2nd floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: May 24, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. (more…)

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“Caring for Red: A Daughter’s Memoir” Mindy Fried

Thursday, May 25, 2017
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Where:
JCC Amherst
2640 North Forest Road
Amherst, NY 14068
Date: May 25, 2017
Time: 7:30-9:00 p.m. (more…)

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If I Were More Like Myself: Photography Exhibit & Poetry Reading

Thursday, June 1, 2017
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Where:
Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo
2640 North Forest Rd
Amherst, NY 14068
Date: June 1, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m. (more…)

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Silo City Reading Series

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Featuring:
Mathias Svalina
Aidan Ryan
music by Cages
film by Mary Helena Clark
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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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JCC Book & Arts Fair

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
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Where:
Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo
2640 North Forest Rd
Amherst, NY 14068
Date: June 1, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m. (more…)

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Daniel Horowitz: “On the Cusp, The Yale College Class of 1960 and a World on the Verge of Change”

Thursday, June 8, 2017
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Where:
Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo
2640 North Forest Rd
Amherst, NY 14068
Date: June 8, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m.–9:00 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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Dick Hirsch: A New Bathtub for the White House

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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Where:
Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo
2640 North Forest Rd
Amherst, NY 14068
Date: June 20, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m. (more…)

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Linda Pellegrino: Still Smiling

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Where:
Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo
2640 North Forest Rd
Amherst, NY 14068
Date: June 1, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m. (more…)

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Sandra Block: The Secret Room

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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Where:
Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo
2640 North Forest Rd
Amherst, NY 14068
Date: June 28, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m. (more…)

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Silo City Reading Series

Saturday, July 22, 2017


Featuring:

Morgan Parker
Rachelle Toarmino
music by Zoe Scruggs
art installation Zack Boehler
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Silo City Reading Series

Saturday, August 12, 2017


Featuring:

Maggie Smith
Annette Daniels Taylor
music by Bean Friend
dance by Nancy Hughes & Center Dance
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BABEL: Terry Tempest Williams

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Terry Tempest Williams - BABEL - Just Buffalo Literary Center - Buffalo, NY

Where:
Kleinhans Symphony Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Patron VIP Reception: 7:00 p.m. (more…)

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BABEL: Toni Morrison

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Toni Morrison - BABEL - Just Buffalo Literary Center - Buffalo, NY

Where:
Kleinhans Symphony Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Patron VIP Reception: 7:00 p.m. (more…)

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BABEL: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Friday, March 23, 2018

Viet Thanh Nguyen - BABEL - Just Buffalo Literary Center - Buffalo, NY

Where:
Kleinhans Symphony Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: Friday, March 23, 2018
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Patron VIP Reception: 7:00 p.m. (more…)

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BABEL: Junot Díaz

Friday, April 20, 2018

Junot Diaz - BABEL - Just Buffalo Literary Center - Buffalo, NY

Where:
Kleinhans Symphony Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: Friday, April 20, 2018
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Patron VIP Reception: 7:00 p.m. (more…)

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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 2017–2018

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

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