Writing Center

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


“Ghost Poems” This is a workshop about exploring the human condition. Participants will look closely at poems written about ghosts & by ghosts. We will discuss the idea of spirits & apparitions. We will uncover our own ghosts through the composition of a variety of different poems that may or may not leave you haunted. 

Taught by Education Director: Noah Falck Just Buffalo Writing Center | 4:30 – 5:30pm October 28th & October 30th click here to register
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“Writing Dramatic Monologues” This is a workshop which will help you understand and develop a character’s specific voice and introduce you to this form. Whether writing for performance or in narration, this workshop will help you discover your character from inside out.

Taught by playwright: Susan Anner Just Buffalo Writing Center | 4:30 – 5:30pm November 4th & 6th click here to register

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“Hardship Writing” Writing has long-since been used as a vehicle for entertainment and communication of ideas, but it is also commonly used as a form of therapy. This workshop will focus on writing about hardships in a way that sheds a positive light on the situation; a way to rise above tragedy through the written and spoken word.

Taught by Slam Poet: Janna Willoughby-Lohr  Just Buffalo Writing Center | 4:30 – 5:30pm November 11th & 13th click here to register

“Poetic Trading Cards” Stop hoarding those poems! Design artists’ trading cards using compact poems, color, rubber stamps, and collage, and then give them away for the holidays, trade with other poets, leave them on the bus, or otherwise keep them circulating.

Taught by Poet: Sherry Robbins Just Buffalo Writing Center | 4:30 – 5:30pm December 9th & 11th click here to register
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“Poem and Book Holiday Gifts” This workshop will feature a number of holiday gift giving and decorating projects.  Artists will create poem cards, poem tags, poem envelopes, tiny books and ornaments.

Taught by Book Artist: Catherine Linder Spencer Just Buffalo Writing Center | 4:00 – 5:00pm December 16th & 18th click here to register

“Poetry in Motion” Earth, water, fire, air, space. Practice a few poses and a guided relaxation with a certified yoga teacher to explore your internal geography, then create a travel  journal or map of what you discovered there.

Taught by Poet: Sherry Robbins Just Buffalo Writing Center | 4:30 – 5:30pm January 6th & 8th click here to register