Writing Center & Youth Writing Workshops

The Just Buffalo Writing Center (JBWC) is a gathering place designed to aid young and emerging writers in the cultivation of their writing skills. Dedicated to the empowerment of young voices, the JBWC provides access to writing workshops, literary events, and one-on-one assistance with all kinds of writing. Our center hopes to help young people attain the tools they need to flourish as writers and leaders in our community.

Upcoming Youth Writing Workshops

The Just Buffalo Writing Center offers free after-school and summer youth writing workshops, ranging from playful to practical, and all taught by our talented teaching artists. All workshops are free, aimed at young writers aged 12–18, and limited to 12 participants.

View the complete upcoming schedule below.

Writing Center Workshop

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Screenwriting continued

Taught by: Jesse Deganis Librera, filmmaker
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: July 25 & 27, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Open Wednesday Workshop

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Wednesday Workshop

Facilitated by: JBWC Staff
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: July 26, 2017
Time: 3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

Tuesday, August 1, 2017


Collaborative Lottery Project

Taught by: Adam Drury, poet & musician

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: August 1 & August 3, 2017
Additional dates: August 8 & August 10, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

Tuesday, August 8, 2017


Collaborative Lottery Project

Taught by: Adam Drury, poet & musician

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: August 8 & August 10, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

collage by Wallace Berman

Writing the Other: Creative Nonfiction

Taught by: Aidan Ryan, writer & poet

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: August 22 & August 24, 2017
Additional dates: August 28 & August 31, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

collage by Wallace Berman

Writing the Other: Creative Nonfiction

Taught by: Aidan Ryan, writer & poet

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: August 28 & August 31, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Free Workshops

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 3:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street
@ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203

Upcoming Workshops

Our Teaching Artists

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