Gary Earl Ross

Gary Earl Ross - Writers in Education Teaching Artist - Just Buffalo Literary Center
Author, Poet, Playwright

Just Buffalo teaching artist GARY EARL ROSS is a retired UB/EOC language arts professor. His works include the short story collections The Wheel of Desire (2000) and Shimmerville (2002); the children’s tale, Dots (2002); the historical novel Blackbird Rising (2009); and the stage plays Sleepwalker (2002), Picture Perfect (2007), The Best Woman (2007), Murder Squared (2010), The Scavenger’s Daughter (2012), The Mark of Cain (2014), The Guns of Christmas (2014), and Matter of Intent, winner of the 2006 Edgar Allan Poe Award from Mystery Writers of America.

Upcoming Workshops & Events

Writer’s Critique Group

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Writers Critique Group

Led by: Gary Earl Ross
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: September 15, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writer’s Critique Group

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Writers Critique Group

Led by: Gary Earl Ross
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: October 6, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writer’s Critique Group

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Writers Critique Group

Led by: Gary Earl Ross
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: October 20, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writer’s Critique Group

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Writers Critique Group

Led by: Gary Earl Ross
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: November 3, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writer’s Critique Group

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Writers Critique Group

Led by: Gary Earl Ross
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: November 17, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writer’s Critique Group

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Writers Critique Group

Led by: Gary Earl Ross
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: December 1, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writer’s Critique Group

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Writers Critique Group

Led by: Gary Earl Ross
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: December 8, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writer’s Critique Group

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Writers Critique Group

Led by: Gary Earl Ross
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: January 19, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writer’s Critique Group

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Writers Critique Group

Led by: Gary Earl Ross
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: February 2, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writer’s Critique Group

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Led by: Gary Earl Ross
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: February 16, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writer’s Critique Group

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Led by: Gary Earl Ross
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: March 1, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writer’s Critique Group

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Led by: Gary Earl Ross
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: March 15, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writer’s Critique Group

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Led by: Gary Earl Ross
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: June 7, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writer’s Critique Group

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Led by: Gary Earl Ross
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Adult Writing Workshop

Saturday, July 9, 2016

“Story Craft”

Taught by: Gary Earl Ross, novelist & playwright
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: July 9, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Cost: $99 | $50 for Just Buffalo members
Additional Date (optional): August 6, 2016 | Time: 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. (more…)

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A Panel Discussion on the Options and Obstacles of Publication Production for Visual and Literary Artists

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Where: Carnegie Art Center
240 Goundry St
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Date: October 6, 2016
Time: 6:30-9:00 p.m. (more…)

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Writer’s Critique Group

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Led by:
Gary Earl Ross
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: January 17, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writer’s Critique Group

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Led by: Gary Earl Ross
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: February 7, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writer’s Critique Group

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

*note: Being Rescheduled for Members Reading
Led by:
Gary Earl Ross
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: February 21, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writer’s Critique Group

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Led by: Gary Earl Ross
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: March 21, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writer’s Critique Group

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Led by: Gary Earl Ross
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: April 4, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writer’s Critique Group

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Led by: Gary Earl Ross
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: April 18, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writer’s Critique Group

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Led by: Gary Earl Ross
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: May 2, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writer’s Critique Group

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Led by: Gary Earl Ross
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: May 16, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writer’s Critique Group

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Led by: Gary Earl Ross
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: June 6, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writer’s Critique Group

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Led by: Gary Earl Ross
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: June 20, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (more…)

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By Gary Earl Ross

Gary Earl Ross - The Scavenger's Daugher - Just Buffalo Literary Center

The Scavenger’s Daughter

A searing family drama of Alzheimer’s, madness, and murder by the Edgar Award-winning author of Matter of Intent.

When John Pickett is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, his children find themselves in a virtual war with their stepmother. At every turn she thwarts their efforts to secure John’s care and the family’s security. Finally she resorts to a shocking act of violence. Wading into family conflicts and long-buried secrets, Detective Maxine Travis tries to piece together what made Ruthie Pickett point a gun at her husband and pull the trigger.

Gary Earl Ross - Shimmerville - Just Buffalo Literary Center

Shimmerville: Tales Macabre and Curious

Welcome to Shimmerville . . . The Urban Refugee Camp sits in the shadow of a crystal gray city. Inside are ghosts in cast-off clothing, wrapped in stolen blankets and damp sleeping bags, human detritus left in the wake of a changing world and unseen by the city that grows with no thought of the bones beneath its cornerstones. For the almost dead, there is nowhere else to go . . . An old man and his daughter appears at the gate one evening in early October. The air is just beginning to grow its winter teeth and the homeless inside are starting to realize how flimsy their clothing really is. The old mans voice is rich and thick and sweet, like Turkish coffee with too much raw sugar. The camp has never had a storyteller before….

Gary Earl Ross - Blackbird Rising - Just Buffalo Literary Center

Blackbird Rising: A Novel of the American Spirit

At the dawn of the 20th Century, the first city lit by electricity—Buffalo, New York—hosts a dazzling World’s Fair to showcase America’s march into the future. Unknown to organizers, the bold grandsons of a runaway slave plan to conquer the sky during a fateful presidential visit. They intend to show the world that nothing is more powerful than mankind’s oldest dreams-flight and freedom-meeting imagination in an age of possibility.

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