Writing Center & Youth Writing Workshops

Upcoming Youth Writing Workshops

The Just Buffalo Writing Center is a gathering place designed to aid young and emerging writers in the cultivation of their writing skills. All workshops are FREE, aimed at young writers aged 12–18, and limited to 12 participants.

Closed

Friday, February 16, 2018

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Closed

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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“Artivism” Workshops In Art and Activism

Tuesday, February 27, 2018


Led by: 
Adam Drury, writer & musician

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: February 27 & March 1, 2018
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Lit Mag Round Table

Wednesday, February 28, 2018


Led by: Rachelle Toarmino, Peach Mag
Aidan Ryan, Foundlings Press
Joel Brenden, Linoleum Press

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: February 28, 2018
Time: 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Flash Dance: Flash Fiction Workshop

Tuesday, March 6, 2018


Led by: Alexis David, writer

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: March 6 & 8, 2018
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Open Workshop

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Facilitated by: JBWC Staff & Volunteers
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: March 14, 2018
Time: 3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Say Yr Impossible with Hoa Nguyen

Thursday, March 15, 2018


Led by: Hoa Nguyen, poet

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: March 15, 2018
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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“Artivism” Workshops In Art and Activism

Tuesday, March 27, 2018


Led by: 
Adam Drury, writer & musician

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: March 27 & March 29, 2018
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Spotlight on Youth

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Spotlight on Youth

Where:
Shea’s Smith Theatre
658 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Date: March 28, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. (more…)

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Poetry Video Workshop

Tuesday, April 3, 2018


Led by: Annette Daniels Taylor, poet, playwright, & community artist

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: April 3  & 5, 2018
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Bao Phi Writing Workshop

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Bao Phi

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: April 10, 2018
Time: 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (more…)

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Open Workshop

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Facilitated by: JBWC Staff & Volunteers
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: April 11, 2018
Time: 3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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ADVENTURE STATE: SONGWRITING WORKSHOP SERIES

Tuesday, April 17, 2018


Led by: 
Hussalonia, multi-instrumentalist & home-recording artist

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: April 17 & 19, 2018
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing the Animal Within

Tuesday, April 24, 2018


Led by: Donika Kelly, poet

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: April 24 & 26, 2018
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Open Workshop

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Facilitated by: JBWC Staff & Volunteers
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: April 25, 2018
Time: 3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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String & Word Workshop

Tuesday, May 1, 2018


Led by: 
Nina Vega-Westhoff, poet & translator

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: May 1 & 3, 2018
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Dream-Poems & Poem as Dreams

Tuesday, May 8, 2018


Led by: Mathias Svalina, visiting poet

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: May 8 & 10, 2018
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing As Daily Practice Workshop

Tuesday, May 15, 2018


Led by: Mathias Svalina, visiting poet

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: May 15 & 17, 2018
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Experimenting with Essays Workshop

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Cy Twombly, Untitled (New York City), (1968).

Led by: Travis Sharp, poet & editor

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: June 5 & 7, 2018
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Fear in Fiction Workshop

Tuesday, June 19, 2018


Led by: Alexis David, writer

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: June 19 & 21, 2018
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Spotlight on Youth

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Spotlight on Youth

Where:
Shea’s Smith Theatre
658 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Date: July 18, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. (more…)

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Dedicated to the empowerment of young voices, the Just Buffalo Writing Center 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.

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Tuesdays & Thursdays | 3:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street
@ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203

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