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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LIT CITY: On The Move

LIT CITY: On The Move is a public art collaboration between Just Buffalo Literary Center and the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) that brings poems by local writers to bus shelters, rail stations, and buses throughout the city of Buffalo.

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BABEL 2021–2022

Four of the world’s greatest writers, on stage at Kleinhans Music Hall. Just Buffalo Literary Center is excited to announce the return of a full four-event BABEL season in 2021-2022, once again creating a global literary conversation right here in Buffalo.

Just Buffalo Writing Center Fall 2021

Writing Workshops

Join us for an array of writing workshops for both teens and adults at the Just Buffalo Writing Center.

Upcoming Writing Workshops

December 2021
Open Share

Open Share (Hybrid)

Open Share is a time for you to share any of your creations, thoughts, and inspirations with peers. This youth writing workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 10 in-person participants with the option to join virtually. ...
Thursday, December 2, 2021
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203

Using Visuals to Warm Up Your Words with Ariel Aberg-Riger (Hybrid)

In this two-part adult writing workshop, we will explore the ways in which visuals—drawing, photography, found objects, collage—can open up the writing process. This adult writing workshop is limited to 12 in-person participants with the option to join virtually. ...
Saturday, December 4, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203
Office Hours

Office Hours (Hybrid)

Office Hours is a space (and time) where young people can receive one-on-one feedback on any of their writing. This youth writing workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 10 in-person participants with the option to join virtually. ...
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203

Translation as Wildness with Laura Marris (Hybrid)

Use the craft of translation to get at those mysterious aspects of writing, whether you speak one language or five. This youth writing workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 10 in-person participants with the option to join virtually. ...
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203
Open Share

Open Share (Hybrid)

Open Share is a time for you to share any of your creations, thoughts, and inspirations with peers. This youth writing workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 10 in-person participants with the option to join virtually. ...
Thursday, December 16, 2021
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203
Teachers Are Writers with Kazim Ali

Teachers Are Writers with Kazim Ali (Hybrid)

This teacher workshop series is aimed at school teachers and educators so they will have the opportunity to explore their own creative work, engage in ongoing conversations about process, and grow as writers. This workshop is FREE and limited to 10 in-person participants with the option to join virtually. CTLE credit is available through the Buffalo State English Education program. ...
Thursday, December 16, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203
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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.

  • We can't wait to welcome you to BABEL on Thursday, Nov. 18, for an evening with novelist Chang-rae Lee. Here, you'll find FAQs for event attendance, whether in-person on online.

  • JBWC writer Zelda has two poems out in the newest issue of Illustoria, a print magazine for creative kids & their grownups. Learn more about the yodeling goats Zelda dreamed up, the writers and books she's inspired by, and her NaNoWriMo goals for this year.

  • We can't wait to welcome you to BABEL this Thursday, Oct. 14, for Aminatta Forna. Below, you'll find FAQs for event attendance.

  • Saturday’s Silo City Reading Series finale let us extend the feeling of summer just a little longer—more warmth, more discovery, more time to explore & celebrate art in one of Buffalo’s most iconic spaces. So much gratitude to Danez Smith, Jazz De Nero, dntwatchtv, and Steve Baczkowski for bringing us together with your art. Until next summer, friends.

  • Work with us! Just Buffalo Literary Center is currently accepting applications for contracted Program Assistants to help with readings, events, and creative writing workshops for youth, teachers, and adults. Read the full job description & responsibilities here. Applications are due Sept. 16, 2021, with notifications in early October. Questions? Email info@justbuffalo.org with “Program Assistant” in the subject line.

  • Hope Blooms From Shattered Roots is a digital collection of writings presented by Just Buffalo Writing Center in connection to The Civil Writes Project (2021), featuring work by young writers and artists living in WNY. Just as the journey towards justice must be a collective effort, this collection features collaborations between young artists and activists from a variety of organizations and projects around the city, and beyond. Editors: Richie Wills & Robin Jordan Book Designer: Mathieu Liu