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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

May 31, 2016

“Big Stories: An Introduction to Novel Writing”
big stories

Taught by: Janet McNally, novelist & poet
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: May 31 & June 2, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

June 7, 2016

“Writing Outside the Lines”
Dan Eldon

Taught by: John W. Bateman, writer & photographer
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: June 7 & 9, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

June 14, 2016

“Make Your Own Chapbook”
chapbooks

Taught by: Joel Brenden, bookmaker & photographer
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: June 14 & 16, 2016
Additional Dates:  June 21 & 23
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

June 21, 2016

“Make Your Own Chapbook”
chapbooks

Taught by: Joel Brenden, bookmaker & photographer
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: June 21 & 23, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

July 12, 2016

words
“Led By A Word”

Taught by: Christina Vega-Westhoff, poet & translator
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date:  July 12 & 14, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

July 19, 2016

Cartoon
Cartoon Camp

Taught by: Max Weiss, cartoonist, musician
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: July 19 & 21, 2016
Additional Dates:July 26 & 28, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

July 26, 2016

Cartoon
Cartoon Camp

Taught by: Max Weiss, cartoonist, musician
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: July 26 & 28, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

August 2, 2016

Atomic Metaphors, Botanical Rhythms
“Atomic Metaphors, Botanical Rhythms”

Taught by: Luke Daly, poet
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date:  August 2 & 4, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Spotlight On Youth

September 21, 2016

Spotlight on Youth

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: September 21, 2016
Time: 6:15 p.m.–8:00 p.m. (more…)

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Spotlight On Youth

November 9, 2016

Spotlight on Youth

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: November 9, 2016
Time: 6:15 p.m.–8:00 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

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Our Teaching Artists

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Creative Writing Programs in Schools

Learn more about Just Buffalo's award-winning creative writing programs, helping students achieve in schools throughout Western New York.

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