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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

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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Writing Center Field Trip

August 9, 2016

Silo City
Silo City Field Trip

Where:
Silo City
100 Silo City Row
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: August 9, 2016
Time: 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

August 23, 2016

Benjamin Brindise
Page to Stage: Performance Poetry

Taught by: Ben Brindise, slam poet
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: August 23 & 25, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

September 6, 2016

“Ekphrastic Writing with Buffalo Architecture”
guaranty building

Taught by: Christina Vega-Westhoff, poet & translator
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: September 6 & 8, 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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Learn more about Just Buffalo's award-winning creative writing programs, helping students achieve in schools throughout Western New York.

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