JB Words on the Street

Words on the Street

Words on the Street is Just Buffalo Literary Center’s placemaking initiative, designed to engage the whole community in the celebration of the written & spoken word. Outdoor public readings, workshops, and events occurred all along the literary corridor on Washington Street to inspire people of all ages & all walks-of-life.

MADE-TO-ORDER POEMS

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.

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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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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.

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.