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


“Lyric Essay” In this workshop we will examine poems that look like essays and essays that look like poems. Then we will try our hand our hand at our own lyric essays, utilizing playful modes of observation, reflection and wonder.

Taught by Poet & Fiction Writer: Amanda Montei Just Buffalo Writing Center | 4:30 – 5:30 February 10 & 12 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


“Masters of the Grid: Graphic Novel Writing” In this ongoing workshop, we’ll be looking at the mechanics of comics and learning how to communicate stories most effectively through language of sequential art. We will explore the worlds of drawing & creative writing while compiling our own short anthology to be bound at the Western New York Book Arts Center.

Taught by Graphic Novelist & Songwriter: Max Weiss Just Buffalo Writing Center | 4:30 – 5:30
*ONGOING WORKSHOP January 13th & 15th, February 17th & 19th, March 17th & 19th, April 14th & 16th, May 12th& 14thJune 16th & 18th CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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“Poetic Translation” The poet Robert Frost famously claimed that “Poetry is what gets lost in translation.” What happens, then, when you try to translate poetry itself? This workshop is about exploring the ways we can convert one mode of language into another, using sound play, codes, emojis, and more!

Taught by Poet: Cheryl Quimba Just Buffalo Writing Center | 4:30 – 5:30 April 7th & 9th CLICK HERE TO REGISTER