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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 ages 12–18 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

February 9, 2016

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“Palimpsest: Writing Over and Between the Lines”

Taught by: Sherry Robbins, poet
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: February 9 & February 11, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

February 16, 2016

“MANIFESTO”
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Taught by: Angela Veronica Wong, poet
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: February 16 & 18, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

March 8, 2016

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“This Buffalonian Life – JBWC Radio & Podcasting”

Taught by: Rachael Katz, poet
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date:  March 8 & 10, 2016
Additional Dates: April 5 & 7 | May 3 & 5
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Spotlight On Youth

March 9, 2016

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

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Writing Center Workshop

March 15, 2016

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“Draw My Life” Autobiographical Cartooning Workshop

Taught by: Max Weiss, graphic novelist
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: March 15 & 17, 2016
Additional Dates: March 22 & 24, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

March 22, 2016

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“Draw My Life” Autobiographical Cartooning Workshop

Taught by: Max Weiss, graphic novelist
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date:March 22 & 24, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

March 29, 2016

“Poetry & Movement”
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Taught by: Christina Vega-Westhoff, poet & translator
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: March 29 & 31, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

April 5, 2016

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“This Buffalonian Life – JBWC Radio & Podcasting”

Taught by: Rachael Katz, poet
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date:  April 5 & 7, 2016
Additional Dates: October 6 & 8 | October 27 & 29 | November 10 & 12 | December 8 & 10 | January 12 & 14 | February 2 & 4 | March 8 & 10 | May 3 & 5
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

April 12, 2016

“Postcard Poetry & Creative Letter Writing”
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Taught by: Cheryl Quimba, poet
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: April 12 & 14, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

April 19, 2016

“What’s Your Name?”
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Taught by: Danielle Friedman, visual artist
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: April 19 & 21, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

April 26, 2016

“Site-Sight”

Taught by: Danielle Friedman, visual artist
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: April 26 & 28, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

May 3, 2016

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“This Buffalonian Life – JBWC Radio & Podcasting”

Taught by: Rachael Katz, poet
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date:  May 3 & 5, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

May 10, 2016

“Penmanship”
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Taught by: Danielle Friedman, visual artist
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: May 10 & 12, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

May 17, 2016

“Dictionary- Let’s Play!”
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Taught by: Danielle Friedman, visual artist
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: May 17 & 19, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Spotlight On Youth

May 18, 2016

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Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: March 18, 2016
Time: 6:15 p.m.–8:00 p.m. (more…)

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Spotlight On Youth

September 21, 2016

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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

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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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