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.

Learn More

BABEL - 2023-2024 - Just Buffalo Literary Center

BABEL 2023–2024 Season Subscriptions on Sale Now!

Join Just Buffalo Literary Center for four evenings of world-famous authors at Kleinhans Music Hall—Jhumpa Lahiri (October 6, 2023), Michelle Zauner (November 9, 2023), John Irving (March 21, 2024), and Kiese Laymon (April 25, 2024).

Upcoming Silo City Readings

June 2023
July 2023
August 2023
No event found!

The Latest JB News

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

June 2023
Spirit of Inspiration

Spirit of Inspiration Dedication Ceremony

The “Spirit of Inspiration,” designed by internationally acclaimed artist Olalekan Jeyifous, is inspired by the life and legacy of Lucille Clifton. Lucille Clifton (1936-2010) remains one of the most important poets of the 20th century. ...
Thursday, June 22, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Reading Park @ Central Library
1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203
  • Just Buffalo Literary Center
JBWC Showcase 2023

JBWC Showcase: ’23

The Just Buffalo Writing Center Showcase is an annual reading celebrating young writers who have been active members of the JBWC, and who are graduating from our program to take on the world. Also featuring the 2022 Youth Fellows, Showcase highlights the astonishing dexterity & originality of Buffalo’s young artists. ...
Friday, June 30, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203
  • Just Buffalo Literary Center
July 2023
No event found!
Load More

About Just Buffalo

Support Just Buffalo

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.


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.