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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BABEL - 2023-2024 - Just Buffalo Literary Center

BABEL 2023–2024 Season Subscriptions on Sale Now!

Join Just Buffalo Literary Center for four evenings of world-famous authors at Kleinhans Music Hall—Jhumpa Lahiri (October 6, 2023), Michelle Zauner (November 9, 2023), John Irving (March 21, 2024), and Kiese Laymon (April 25, 2024).

Upcoming Silo City Readings

June 2023
July 2023
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  • She and she
    said switch
    so swish

    he did, having misheard,
    heard, he slid into a pair
    of, slipped into an, open-
    back heels and dress,
    they, following suit,
    she, his jacket, shirt,
    Read the full poem "stilettos in a rifle range" by Tyrone Williams....

  • An angel whispers to readers in the library.
    He's tired of everyone wanting something different.
    A trapeze artist dressed as an angel
    doesn't know that real angels are wingless.
    Read the full poem "Wings of Desire" by Jeannine Marie Pitas....

  • each of these weeds is a day
    i climbed the stair
    at 254 purdy street
    and looked into a mirror
    to see if i was really there.
    i was there. i am there
    in the thousand days.
    the weeds. and these weeds
    Read the rest of the poems by Lucille Clifton....

Silo City Reading Series: Ten Years of Poems in Grain Silos


The Silo City Reading Series began as a book release party and grew into a multidisciplinary summer art event featuring national and local artists performing poetry and music inside the Marine A grain silo.

This limited-edition anthology, designed by Joel Brenden, features a poem from each poet who has read in those historic grain silos over the past ten years, including such literary luminaries as Ocean Vuong, Maggie Smith, Jericho Brown, Morgan Parker, Hanif Abdurraqib, Vievee Francis, and a slew of others.

Upcoming Workshops & Literary Events

June 2023

PRISM Youth Workshop: LGBT Stigmas in Media

Get ready to be captivated and inspired by the talented young performers of Teen Reality Theater! Join us for an enlightening and thought-provoking journey as they explore the media's profound influence on reshaping our society’s perspectives. This exciting event marks the grand finale of our PRISM session, so let’s gather for an unforgettable experience. Following the performance, we’ll indulge in games and delicious food and celebrate!!! ...
Wednesday, June 7, 2023
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203
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