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

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Wednesday Workshop

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

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Writing Center Workshop

Thursday, April 27, 2017


Workshop Led by Eileen Myles

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates:April 27, 2017
Time: 3:45 p.m.–4:30 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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Open Wednesday Workshop

Wednesday, May 3, 2017


Wednesday Workshop

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

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Writing Center Workshop

Tuesday, May 9, 2017


Advanced Cartooning

Taught by: Max Weiss, cartoonist & musician

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: May 9 & May 11, 2017
Additional Dates: May 16 & May 18; May 23 & May 25
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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Writing Center Workshop

Tuesday, May 16, 2017


Advanced Cartooning

Taught by: Max Weiss, cartoonist & musician

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: May 16 & May 18, 2017
Additional Dates: May 23 & May 25
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Advanced Cartooning

Taught by: Max Weiss, cartoonist & musician

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: May 23 & May 25, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Open Wednesday Workshop

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


Wednesday Workshop

Facilitated by: JBWC Staff
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: May 24, 2017
Time: 3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Unwriting the Critique

Taught by: Alex Thayer, writer
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: May 30 & June 1, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

Tuesday, June 6, 2017


Make Your Own Chapbook

Taught by: Joel Brenden, bookmaker & photographer
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: June 6 & 8, 2017
Additional Dates:  June 13 & 15, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


Writing Like A Minimalist

Taught by: Jake Reber, poet

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates:July 11 & July 13, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Screenwriting

Taught by: Jesse Deganis Librera, filmmaker
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: July 18 & 20, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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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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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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