JustBuffalo

All workshops are FREE, aimed at young writers aged 12-18, and limited to 12 participants

*REGISTRATION RECOMMENDED*


“Short Order Poems” Participants will rotate vintage typewriters & compose call & order poems on Main Street & Mohawk.

Taught by Poets: Robin Jordan & Noah Falck
Just Buffalo Writing Center 4:30 – 5:30
August 25th & 27th
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“Launch Pad Recording Sessions” Youth with record original performances in anticipation for the Music Is Art Festival.

Facilitated by Writing Center Coordinator: Robin Jordan
Just Buffalo Writing Center 4:30 – 5:30
September 1st & 3rd
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Sandra Block Author Visit –  Young adult novelist & practicing physician, Sandra Block, MD, will discuss her work and the role writing plays in her daily life.

Just Buffalo Writing Center 5:00 – 6:00
September 8th
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“Playwriting Made Easy” This ongoing workshop will help students find an interesting subject to write about, and create a character they will be excited and eager to explore on paper. The workshop will also help students organize their ideas and finally begin writing!

Taught by: Bella Poynton, playwright
Just Buffalo Writing Center
September 15 & 17
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
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“Science Fiction’s Infinite Futures” Science Fiction opens a window into the future. We’ll start this workshop by asking a simple question: What might those futures look like? Should science fiction try to predict what will probably happen? What should or shouldn’t happen? Or intriguing alternate universes that play by different rules than our own? We’ll also explore a few short pieces of futuristic writing and work on producing our own science fiction. Writers of any genre welcome—poetry, fiction, and graphic novels!

Taught by Poet: Joe Hall
Just Buffalo Writing Center 4:30 – 5:30
September 22nd & 24th
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“Band of Writers: Collaboration/Improvisation” Why do musicians play together but writers write alone? We’ll look at the overlooked history of poems with multiple authors, write poems with partners and as a class and develop our own methods of collaboration.

Taught by Poet: Joe Hall
Just Buffalo Writing Center 4:30 – 5:30
September 29th & October 1st
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“Metamorphosis” A man turns into a huge bug, a wolf turns into two beating hearts. Great writing often performs stunning transformations. We’ll examine the tools of transformation: simile and metaphor. Then we’ll write our own shape-shifting poems or stories.

Taught by Poet: Joe Hall
Just Buffalo Writing Center 4:30 – 5:30
October 13th & 15th
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