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).
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.
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.
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.
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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.