Past Silo City Readings

Started in the summer of 2013, the Silo City Reading Series has brought visiting poets to perform alongside local poets, musicians, and artists inside the historic grains silos along the Buffalo River. Visiting poets have included Ocean Vuong, Morgan Parker, Natalie Shapero, Maggie Smith, among other literary luminaries. Take a look at the complete Silo City Reading Series archive on the timeline below.

Silo City Reading Series: Joe Hall

Saturday, May 4, 2013


Joe Hall
Music by Ahavaraba
Photography by Thomas Bittner (more…)

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Silo City Reading Series: Matt Hart & Nate Pritts

Saturday, July 13, 2013


Matt Hart & Nate Pritts
Music by Pine Fever
Installation by Jason Seeley & Kyle Butler (more…)

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Silo City Reading Series: Judith Goldman & Joshua Ware

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Silo City Reading 2013

Judith Goldman | Joshua Ware | Joey Yearous-Algozin
Music by Winter Coats
Chalk installation by Bobby Griffiths & Dylan England (more…)

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Silo City Reading Series: Philip Metres

Saturday, June 14, 2014


Philip Metres
Jon Rutzmoser
Music by Nat Baldwin & Wooden Cities
Art by Maude White (more…)

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Silo City Reading Series: K. Lorraine Graham

Friday, July 11, 2014

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K. Lorraine Graham
Cheryl Quimba
Music by Jax Deluca
Live sculpture by Dave Derner (more…)

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Silo City Reading Series: Zach Savich

Friday, August 8, 2014

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Zach Savich
RE Katz
Music by Folkfaces
Installation by Kevin Kline (more…)

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Silo City Reading Series: Zachary Schomburg

Saturday, June 20, 2015
Zachary Schomburg
Alana Kelley
Music by Small Houses
Art Installation by Nick Torsell (more…)

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Silo City Reading Series: Catherine Wagner & Lillian-Yvonne Bertram

Friday, July 17, 2015

Silo City Reading Series - Catherine Wagner, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Flatsitter - July 17, 2015 - Just Buffalo Literary Center, Buffalo, NY

Catherine Wagner & Lillian-Yvonne Bertram
Music & Installation by Flatsitter (more…)

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Silo City Reading Series: Bianca Stone

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Bianca Stone
Emily Anderson
Music by Julie Byrne
Installation by NP
Sound Installation by Jen Morris and Emily Anderson (more…)

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Silo City Reading Series: Corey Zeller

Saturday, June 25, 2016

2016 Silo City Reading Series featuring Corey Zeller

Corey Zeller
Matthew Bookin
Music by White Buck
Art installation by Julian Montague

Silo City Row
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: June 25, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Corey Zeller is the author of Man vs. Sky (YesYes Books) and You and Other Pieces (Civil Coping Mechanisms). His work has appeared in Gulf Coast,…

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Silo City Reading Series: Natalie Shapero

Saturday, July 16, 2016
Natalie Shapero
Janet McNally
Music by Difficult Night
Art installation by Jaime Schmidt

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Silo City Reading Series: Ocean Vuong

Saturday, August 13, 2016
Ocean Vuong
Sherry Robbins
Music by Space Cubs
Installation by Projex

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Silo City Reading Series: Mathias Svalina

Saturday, June 3, 2017
Mathias Svalina
Aidan Ryan
music by Cages
film by Mary Helena Clark

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Silo City Reading Series: Morgan Parker

Saturday, July 22, 2017
Morgan Parker
Rachelle Toarmino
music by Zoe Scruggs
art installation Zack Boehler

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Silo City Reading Series: Maggie Smith

Saturday, August 12, 2017
Photos of the Silo City Reading by Nancy Parisi
Maggie Smith
Annette Daniels Taylor
music by Bean Friend
dance by Nancy Hughes & Center Dance

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