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 August 27, 2022

Next Silo City Reading Series Event August 27

Join us for the season finale on August 27, 2022 of the SILO CITY READING SERIES featuring poetry from Jericho Brown & Ashia Ajani, a music performance by Florist, and an installation by Johann Diedrick.

  • 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.

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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

August 2022
JBWC-MAP Ground Beneath Our Feet

“The Ground Beneath Our Feet”: Teach-In, Writing Workshop & Open Mic

Led by MAP & JBWC teens, we’ll invite participants to learn about, write and share art on themes of climate justice & food access, exploring how these issues connect to racial & economic disparity in our communities. Together, we’ll process our realities and dream up new futures through nature, food, and art. ...
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Massachusetts Avenue Project
387 Massachusetts Ave. Buffalo, NY 14213
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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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.

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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.

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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, July 30, 2022 Just Buffalo Literary Center celebrated another evening at Silo City with poetry from Victoria Chang and Joe Hall, an incredible musical performance from Lizzi Bougatsos and the projection of the film, L☿ver, by Dara Friedman. Photographs by Pat Cray & Nancy Parisi.

  • Looking back on a Spring 2022 collaboration with AK Teens, in which JBWC young writers collaborated with the AK Teens Museum Ambassadors to create a collaborative zine, titled Here's Where I Make A Little Space For You, in response to their exhibit In These Truths, which features work by Black cultural producers.

  • We are thrilled to announce the 2022 Just Buffalo Writing Center Youth Fellows, selected by novelist and final judge Gabriel Bump: Liam Cobb of Buffalo, NY and Angelina Tang of East Amherst, NY. Congratulations, Liam & Angelina!

  • 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."