New Artistic Director: Barbara Cole
April 2, 2012
Just Buffalo Literary Center is pleased to announce Barbara Cole as its new Artistic Director, responsible for a full array of literary programs, including BABEL, the groundbreaking series of internationally-acclaimed authors coming to Western New York; Big Night, a monthly multi-genre art event putting writers alongside musicians, film & video artists, installations and more; and other Literary Buffalo events.
Barbara Cole received her Ph.D. in English with a specialization in Poetics from the University at Buffalo where she later served as assistant director of Composition and adjunct professor, and her M.A. in Creative Writing—Poetry from Temple University. Barbara has held the position of Education Director at Just Buffalo since 2008, increasing the organization’s reach to students across the region despite tough economic conditions in upstate New York.
In addition to her academic and professional qualifications—which include numerous honors, awards, and a wide range of teaching experience—Barbara puts forth an impressive creative effort. Most recently, she earned a 2011 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry.
For additional information about Just Buffalo Literary Center’s programs, please visit www.justbuffalo.org, call 832-5400, or send an e-mail to Artistic Director Barbara Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org.