BABEL: Buffalo Hosts World-Famous Authors

Just Buffalo Literary Center’s acclaimed BABEL series brings four of the world’s most important authors to Buffalo each year, engaging local audiences, attracting guests from across the country and Canada, and creating a global literary conversation right here at home.

The very name of the series is inspired by that ancient tale of a world shattered and confused, people unable to speak to one another. How to explain the inexplicable? This is the gift of great literature: offering us not simple answers, but lasting enigmas that challenge us to speak even when we have no words.

And BABEL is more than a lecture series. For every author, we organize a full spectrum of events, including book discussions led by local experts at Betty’s Restaurant in downtown Buffalo, screenings of film adaptations and documentaries relevant to the selected books, and special events for high school and college students to meet the authors in an intimate setting.

The 2018–2019 Season

BABEL: Mohsin Hamid

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Mohsin Hamid - BABEL - Just Buffalo Literary Center - Buffalo, NY

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

More Info

BABEL: Jesmyn Ward

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Jesmyn Ward - BABEL - Just Buffalo Literary Center - Buffalo, NY

Where:
Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Patron VIP Reception: 7:00 p.m. (more…)

More Info

BABEL: Min Jin Lee

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Min Jin Lee - BABEL - Just Buffalo Literary Center - Buffalo, NY

Where:
Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Patron VIP Reception: 7:00 p.m. (more…)

More Info

BABEL: George Saunders

Thursday, April 18, 2019

George Saunders - BABEL - Just Buffalo Literary Center - Buffalo, NY

Where:
Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Patron VIP Reception: 7:00 p.m. (more…)

More Info
BABEL Season Tickets 2018-2019 - Just Buffalo Literary Center - Buffalo NY
BABEL Season Tickets on Sale Now

Buy Season Tickets

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 2018–2019

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 Susan Lynn Solomon, 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