Creative Writing Programs in Schools

Since 1982, Just Buffalo has led the way for literary arts education in Western New York. One of Just Buffalo’s greatest strengths is our ability to reach students of all ages and abilities — gifted and talented, at-risk or special needs — and we’re proud to work with public, private, Catholic, and charter schools, as well as community centers throughout Western New York. Each of our creative writing programs is custom-designed in partnership with teachers and administrators. We also offer professional development opportunities for teachers.

Recognized by a New York State Governor’s Arts Award and a Buffalo Alliance for Education Award

Our Creative Writing Programs

Following is a selection of Just Buffalo’s ongoing creative writing programs.

Writer Residencies

Professional writers join students in the classroom for custom-designed, theme-based residencies, complementing the school curriculum and supporting Common Core Learning Standards.


Foster a love of the written word from the inside out by learning how to make a book, from book binding to printing techniques.

Monologues & Dialogues

Discover your inner Shakespeare through creative writing and performance as you learn how to write a play.

Picturing Poetry

This flagship program of Writing With Light (our joint education program with CEPA Gallery) inspires students to create photographs and poetry centered around a comprehensive theme.

Write to Realize

Learn how to face your future and stand out in a crowd through creative college essays.

Bring Just Buffalo to Your School

To bring Just Buffalo’s award-winning creative writing programs to your school, fill out the form below to let us of your interest. For more information, contact Noah Falck, Education Director by phone at (716) 861-9965 or by e-mail at We will get back to you in a timely fashion to discuss future opportunities.

Teacher Contact Info

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Host Teacher E-mail

Host Teacher Phone Number

School Info

School Name

School Address

School City

School State

School Zip Code

Student & Program Info


Number of Students Participating

Just Buffalo Program(s) of Interest

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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.

Our Creative Writing Programs

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