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.

The Faust Project

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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Taught by:
Neil Wechsler & Nathan Heidelberger
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: January 17, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Spotlight On Youth

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Where:

Just Buffalo Writing Center
Shea’s Smith Theatre
658 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Date: January 18, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

[image – Mary Ruefle]

Things Presented to the Mind: Curating Collaboration Between Object and Poem

Taught by: Christina Vega-Westhoff, poet & translator
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: January 24 & 26, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

[image Jen Bervin – from “The Dickinson Composite Series”]

Things Presented to the Mind: Curating Collaboration Between Object and Poem continued

Taught by: Christina Vega-Westhoff, poet & translator
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: January 31 & February 2, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


Harold Pinter Workshop with Torn Space Theater

Taught by: Marisa Caruso, actor
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: February 14 & 16, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Spotlight on Youth

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Spotlight on Youth

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
Shea’s Smith Theatre
658 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Date: March 15, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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(Re-/Un-)Writing the Identity

Taught by: Jessica Lake Mason, scholar & writer
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: March 21 & 23, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

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(Re-/Un-)Writing the Identity

Taught by: Jessica Lake Mason, scholar & writer
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: April 4 & 6, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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(Re-/Un-)Writing the Identity

Taught by: Jessica Lake Mason, scholar & writer
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: May 2 & 4, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Spotlight on Youth

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Spotlight on Youth

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
Shea’s Smith Theatre
658 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Date: May 10, 2017
Time: 6:00 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

Our Teaching Artists

Meet the secret weapons behind the Just Buffalo Writing Center—our talented team of writers, artists and educators. These teaching artists represent the best of Western New York's literary presence, from poetry and fiction to playwriting, non-fiction and beyond.

Our Teaching Artists

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Spotlight On Youth - A Buffalo Open Mic - Just Buffalo Literary Center - Buffalo, NY
A Buffalo Open Mic

A coffee house Buffalo open mic series that gives young people ages 12–21 a chance to share and develop their talents in front of a live and supportive audience.

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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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