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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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

March 2023
Just Buffalo Writing Center 2023

Open Hours

Come be a part of our community of writers & artists at Open Hours! Write, read, share your creations, or receive feedback and support in a cozy & welcoming space. Whether you want to curl up with a book from our new lending library or try your hand at one of our featured writing prompts—JBWC Open Hours are here for you. ...
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203
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BABEL virtual reading group with Mary Louise Hill

BABEL Virtual Reading Group: Anthony Doerr (SOLD OUT) Sold Out

Mary Louise Hill taught English and Drama at Syracuse University, N.Y.U., Lemoyne College, Basket University (Ankara, Turkey) and Alcorn State University (Lorman, MS) before joining Medaille College’s English faculty in 2003. Since retiring from academia in 2020, Mary Lou has returned to her first love—writing fiction. Her short stories have appeared in the Poydras Review, Zone 3 and Gettysburg Review. She’s currently working on a novel. Anthony Doerr is the featured author at Just Buffalo Literary Center's BABEL series on March 30, 2023. This event is virtual, so you can join from anywhere! Participants will receive the Zoom link in an email confirmation upon registration. No cost to register. ...
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Ariel Aberg-Riger Books Behind the Scenes Using Visual Stories to Explore Non-Fiction at the Just Buffalo Writing Center

Books Behind the Scenes: Using Visual Stories to Explore Non-Fiction w/ Ariel Aberg-Riger (hybrid)

Books come in a variety of forms—chapbooks, picture books, novels, graphic novels. How do you discover the best medium to tell the story you want to tell, and what does the journey look like from concept to published book? Join Ariel Aberg-Riger, author/illustrator of the upcoming book America Redux (HarperCollins, May 2023) as she discusses the process behind getting her book made. We'll read a chapter from the ARE ("advanced reader's edition") of the book, and then play around with responsive visual storytelling using poetry and collage. ...
Thursday, March 23, 2023
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203
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