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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Civil Writes Project

In 2021, Just Buffalo Literary Center once again launches THE CIVIL WRITES PROJECT with a series of interconnected community events that open conversations, encourage reading and writing, and invite widespread community participation around BABEL visits from the world’s foremost Black & African-American writers.

Plan a Project

Plan an event related to the Civil Writes Project and apply for up to $1,500 to help make it happen! Deadline is March 15, 2021.

BABEL featuring TA-NEHISI COATES (04.22.2021)

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Virtual BABEL

Join Just Buffalo for a BABEL like no other as we welcome bestselling author and MacArthur Fellowship recipient Ta-Nehisi Coates for a virtual conversation with Artistic Director Barbara Cole. Coates’s books include We Were Eight Years in Power and Between The World And Me, winner of the National Book Award in 2015. His first novel, The Water Dancer, was a #1 New York Times bestseller. Coates is also the author of the Marvel comics The Black Panther and Captain America.

Community

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In 2021, Just Buffalo Literary Center once again launches THE CIVIL WRITES PROJECT with a series of interconnected community events that open conversations, encourage reading and writing, and invite widespread community participation around BABEL visits from the world’s foremost Black & African-American writers.

The full series is here

Explore the voices and landscapes of Buffalo—from anywhere.

Writing Workshops

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(Virtual) 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.

More Virtual Writing Workshops

The JBWC also plays home to adult writing workshops for adult writers of all ages and skill levels, as well as providing workshops for encouraging and supporting the teachers and schools in our community.

LIT CITY

About Just Buffalo

Our 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

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.

Volunteer

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.

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.