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 2022-2023 Season Subscriptions - Just Buffalo Literary Center

BABEL 2022–2023 Season Subscriptions on Sale!

Join Just Buffalo Literary Center for four evenings of world-famous authors at Kleinhans Music Hall—Elizabeth Kolbert (October 14, 2022), Omar El Akkad (November 10, 2022), Anthony Doerr (March 30, 2023), and Isabel Wilkerson (April 26, 2023).

Silo City Reading Series July 30, 2022

Next Silo City Reading Series Event July 30

Join us for the July 2022 SILO CITY READING SERIES featuring poetry from Victoria Chang & Joe Hall, a music performance by Lizzi Bougatsos, and an installation by Dara Friedman.

  • July 30 tickets on sale Monday, June 13 @ 10:00 a.m.
  • August 27 tickets on sale Monday, August 1 @ 10:00 a.m.
Buffalo Writes Reading Park

Buffalo Writes at the Reading Park

Join us for a drop-in writing time facilitated by established writers from Just Buffalo. During this writing session, you will be offered generative writing prompts and tips, with the opportunity to share your work. Come and write among fellow writers and creatives at Buffalo’s downtown Reading Park.

Summer Camp 2022 - Youth Writing Workshops - Just Buffalo Literary Center - Buffalo NY

Summer Camp 2022 Last Few Tickets

Calling all young poets, novelists, comic artists, songwriters, and word-weavers! Just Buffalo Writing Center is thrilled to invite you to join us for an imaginative weeklong creative writing summer camp. ...
Monday, August 8, 2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203
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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.

Just Buffalo Writing Center Workshops 2022

Writing Workshops

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

Upcoming Literary Events

July 2022
Buffalo Writes Reading Park

Buffalo Writes at the Reading Park

Join us for a drop-in writing time facilitated by established writers from Just Buffalo. During this writing session, you will be offered generative writing prompts and tips, with the opportunity to share your work. Come and write among fellow writers and creatives at Buffalo’s downtown Reading Park. ...
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Reading Park @ Central Library
1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203
August 2022
Summer Camp 2022 - Youth Writing Workshops - Just Buffalo Literary Center - Buffalo NY

Summer Camp 2022 Last Few Tickets

Calling all young poets, novelists, comic artists, songwriters, and word-weavers! Just Buffalo Writing Center is thrilled to invite you to join us for an imaginative weeklong creative writing summer camp. ...
Monday, August 8, 2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203
Buffalo Writes Reading Park

Buffalo Writes at the Reading Park

Join us for a drop-in writing time facilitated by established writers from Just Buffalo. During this writing session, you will be offered generative writing prompts and tips, with the opportunity to share your work. Come and write among fellow writers and creatives at Buffalo’s downtown Reading Park. ...
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Reading Park @ Central Library
1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203
October 2022
BABEL 2022-2023 Season Subscriptions - Just Buffalo Literary Center

BABEL 2022-2023 Season Subscriptions

Join Just Buffalo Literary Center for four evenings of world-famous authors at Kleinhans Music Hall—Elizabeth Kolbert (October 14, 2022), Omar El Akkad (November 10, 2022), Anthony Doerr (March 30, 2023), and Isabel Wilkerson (April 26, 2023). Doors & VIP Patron Reception at 7:00 p.m. | Event at 8:00 p.m. ...
Friday, October 14, 2022
7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY 14201 (Free Parking)
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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.

  • On Saturday, June 11, 2022 Just Buffalo Literary Center launched the 10th season of the Silo City Reading Series featuring poetry from Richie Hofmann & Albert Abonado, music by Yuki Numata Resnick & Clarice Jensen, and an installation of photography by Pat Cray & Max Collins. Photographs by Melody Hyatt.

  • We are thrilled to announce the winner of the 2022 Poetry Fellowship: Ashia Ajani of Denver, CO. Ajani will visit Buffalo this August for a writing residency and perform at the Aug. 27 Silo City Reading Series event.

  • Presenting a selection of three poems by 2021 JBWC Youth Fellow Sophie Zhu. Says Sophie, "I hope you keep three phrases in mind while reading these poems: the act of being human, a video game of syllables, Wolfgang Tillmans, and your people."

  • Presenting The Inbetween, a chapbook of poetry and art by 2021 JBWC Youth Fellow Millie Rae Rodriguez-Spencer. "Not only was this my first completed project," says Millie Rae, "but an enriching introduction to the Buffalo literary and poetry community that in turn ignited my passion for creating art again."

  • If you know Writing Center Coordinator Robin Lee Jordan, you know she's a person who supports, uplifts, and celebrates young writers every day at JBWC. We're excited to turn the tables today and celebrate Robin's writing and the recent release of her chapbook THEY ATE EACH OTHER UP.

  • Poet & dream-deliverer Mathias Svalina returns to Buffalo this month! In addition to writing & delivering daily dreams to Buffalonians through Dream Delivery Service, we're excited to partner with Svalina & friends for a number of public events between mid-May and mid-June.