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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

September 27, 2016

“Poetry and Magic Workshop”
Double, double, toil and trouble/fire burn and cauldron bubble

Taught by: Emily Anderson, poet & writer
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: September 27 & 29, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

October 4, 2016

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Drawing Stories / Writing Pictures

Taught by: John Bateman, writer
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: October 4 & 6, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

October 11, 2016

Banksy
Social Justice Writing

Taught by: Robin Jordan, Writing Center Coordinator
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: October 11 & 13, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

October 18, 2016

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Multimedia Meets Literary

Taught by: Squeaky Wheel teaching artist
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: October 18 & 20, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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JBWC Showcase

October 23, 2016

jbwc showcase series

jbwc showcase series

Featuring: TBA
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: October 23, 2016
Time: 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (more…)

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Writers at Work Series

October 25, 2016

Colin Dabkowski
Writers at Work

featuring Colin Dabkowski

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: October 25, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

October 27, 2016

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Halloween Writing Scavenger Hunt

Taught by: Robin Jordan, Writing Center Coordinator
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: October 27, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

November 1, 2016

"The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage"
STEAM-Powered Comics

Taught by: Max Weiss, cartoonist/songwriter + Pat Kewley, writer/comedian
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: November 1 & 3, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 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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Writing Center Workshop

November 17, 2016

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Writing Workshop

Taught by:  Magdalena Zurawski, visiting poet
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: November 17, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

December 6, 2016

Spotlight-on-Youth
Writing and Performing Dramatic Monologues

Taught by: Susan Anner, playwright
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: December 6 & 8, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

December 13, 2016

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Approaching Your Rewrite

Taught by: Bella Poynton, writer & playwright
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: December 13 & 15, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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JBWC on Tumblr

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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