Our Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

As a precaution to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and care for our community, Just Buffalo Literary Center has postponed a number of events, and we will follow the guidance of Buffalo Public Schools in terms of Just Buffalo Writing Center programming.

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Community Projects

New LIT CITY VOICES videos every Friday

Explore the voices and landscapes of Buffalo—from anywhere.

Just Buffalo Poetry Fellowship

Poetry Fellowship

Just Buffalo Literary Center invites adult poets of all ages and stages of their career to apply for its 2020 Poetry Fellowship.

Give yourself the space to write and the time to focus.
Live in one of the nation’s most vibrant literary cities.
Read at the acclaimed SILO CITY READING SERIES.

Deadline for Application: April 30, 2020


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A Note to Spring 2020 BABEL Ticket Holders

We’re grateful for your patience and support as we navigate this difficult time and plan—as best we can—for the future.

Learn about our three current options for your Spring 2020 BABEL tickets.

The Writing Center

Just Buffalo Writing Center

Dedicated to the empowerment of young voices, the Just Buffalo Writing Center provides access to writing workshops, literary events, and one-on-one assistance with all kinds of writing. Our center hopes to help young people attain the tools they need to flourish as writers and leaders in our community.

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About Just Buffalo

40 Years of Just Buffalo History

Since 1975, Just Buffalo has brought some of the world’s greatest literary talent—authors, poets, playwrights, and more—right here to Western New York. Check out some of the highlights from each decade.

The 1970s
The 1980s
The 1990s
The 2000s
The 2010s

Support Just Buffalo

Make an Online Donation

From the BABEL series to the Writing Center, everything that we do depends on your help. Show your support for Just Buffalo and the literary arts today.

Become a Member

Join Just Buffalo Literary Center today and save on select events, participate in members-only groups and contests, and get a 10% discount at Talking Leaves Books.


Want to give the gift of your time? Just Buffalo reviews volunteer applications on a rolling basis, with interviews in August and December for the following season.