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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In collaboration with WNYNET, Just Buffalo Literary Center offers this workshop series for school teachers so they will have the opportunity to explore their own creative work, engage in ongoing conversations about process, and grow as writers. November’s workshop will be lead by poet Julianne Neely. CTLE credit available. Where: Online Workshop Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020 Time: 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m TO REGISTER: Email Education Director Noah Falck at nfalck@justbuffalo.org. This workshop is FREE, aimed at educators, and limited to 8 participants. About the Teaching Artist JULIANNE NEELY received her MFA degree from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, where she received the Truman Capote Fellowship, the 2017 John Logan Poetry Prize, and a Schupes Fellowship for Poetry. She is currently a Poetics PhD candidate and an English Department Fellow at the University at Buffalo. She is the author of the chapbook, The Body Beside Herself (Slope Editions, 2018). Her writing has been published in Hyperallergic, VIDA, The Rumpus, The Iowa Review, and more. Learn More

Anything around you can jumpstart the imagination! In this workshop we will go together on a poetry treasure hunt to create Found Language Hybrid Poems. Using different mediums such as websites, text messages, social media, photographs, blogs, what we see and hear around us, and our own creative brains, we will combine words and images to create our own exciting new poems. Where: Online Workshop Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 Time: 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. TO REGISTER: Email Writing Center Coordinator Robin Jordan at rjordan@justbuffalo.org. This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 8 participants. About the Teaching Artist JULIANNE NEELY received her MFA degree from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, where she received the Truman Capote Fellowship, the 2017 John Logan Poetry Prize, and a Schupes Fellowship for Poetry. She is currently a Poetics PhD candidate and an English Department Fellow at the University at Buffalo. She is the author of the chapbook The Body Beside Herself (Slope Editions, 2018). Her writing has been published in Hyperallergic, VIDA, The Rumpus, The Iowa Review, and more. Learn More

Found Hybrid Poetry Found language is an amazing way to jumpstart the imagination. In this workshop we will go together on a poetry treasure hunt. Using different mediums such as books, text messages, social media, photographs, blogs, what we see and hear around us, and more, we will find text and visuals to create our own exciting hybrid new poems. Where: Online Workshop When: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 @ 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. To register –  email Writing Center Coordinator, Robin Jordan at rjordan@justbuffalo.org. This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 8 participants. About the Teaching Artist Julianne Neely received her MFA degree from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, where she received the Truman Capote Fellowship, the 2017 John Logan Poetry Prize, and a Schupes Fellowship for Poetry. She is currently a Poetics PhD candidate and an English Department Fellow at the University at Buffalo. Her writing has been published in Hyperallergic, VIDA, The Rumpus, The Iowa Review and more.

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