Babel - 2019-2020 Season - Just Buffalo Literary Center

Get 2019–2020 Season Tickets

Early Bird Pricing through May 20!

Season tickets grant access to all four of the BABEL events at Kleinhans for the 2019–2020 season. After each event, all ticket holders enjoy an interview-style Q&A moderated by Artistic Director Barbara Cole, and may have their books signed by the author. Patron season tickets also include preferred seating and access to a VIP pre-event catered reception at Kleinhans attended by the author of the evening for all four events.

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Order a poem on a topic of your choosing and support Buffalo’s next generation of literary voices. All poems are written by students of the Just Buffalo Writing Center.



The SILO CITY READING SERIES is a summer multidisciplinary poetry series which includes musical performances and visual art installations.

June 1, 2019 featuring Bob Hicok, Kristianne Meal, Shasti O’Leary Soudant, Simon Joyner
July 20, 2019 featuring Danez Smith, Eve Williams, Edreys Wajed, Hop Hop
August 24, 2019 featuring Nicole Sealey, Paige Melin, Gareth Lichty, Little cake


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

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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.

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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.