40 Years of Just Buffalo History: The 1990s

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Here are some Just Buffalo history highlights from the 1990s. Scroll down to move forward along the timeline.

Jewish and Palestinian Women: Working for peace

Saturday, March 31, 1990

Featuring: Irena Klepfisz & Barbara D. Holender Where: Wannemacher Room, American Legion Troop Date: February 31, 1990 Time: Lecture with Irena Klepfisz: 2:00 pm | Poetry Reading with Irena Klepfisz and Barbara D. Holender: 4:00 pm

Across State Lines

Thursday, May 3, 1990

A National Writer’s Tour Featuring Robert Creeley and Victor Hernandez Cruz Where: The Buffalo Seminary Date: May 3, 1990 Time: 5:30 Reception, 7:30 Reading

Allen Ginsberg & Jim Carroll

Tuesday, October 2, 1990

A Poetry Reading Where: Grand Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Buffalo Date: October 2, 1990 Time: 8:00 p.m.

Robin Blaser

Thursday, April 25, 1991

A Poetry Reading Where: Burchfield Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave When: April 25, 1991 at 7:30 p.m.

David Huddle & Mac Hammond

Sunday, May 5, 1991

A Poetry & Fiction Reading Where: Calumet Arts Cafe 56 West Chippewa Buffalo, NY Date: May 5, 1991 Time: 8:00 p.m.

Lucille Clifton

Tuesday, June 4, 1991

A Poetry Reading Where: Calumet Arts Cafe 56 West Chippewa Buffalo, NY Date: June 4, 1991 Time: 7:30 p.m.

Jimmie Gilliam & Diane Glancy

Sunday, July 14, 1991

A Poetry Reading Where:  Calumet Arts Cafe 56 West Chippewa Buffalo, NY Date: July 14, 1991 Time: 7:00 p.m.

Sally Fiedler & Louise Nayer

Sunday, October 6, 1991

A Poetry Reading Where: Calumet Arts Cafe 56 West Chippewa Buffalo, NY Date: October 6, 1991 Time: 4:00 p.m.

Ntozake Shange

Thursday, October 10, 1991

A Reading Where: Erie Community College Auditorium 121 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY Date: October 10, 1991 Time: 8:00 p.m.

W.P. Kinsella

Thursday, November 14, 1991

A Reading Where: Marine Midland Center, 38th Floor Buffalo, NY Date: November 14, 1991 Time: 8:00 p.m.

Juan Felipe Herrera & Amiri Baraka

Tuesday, May 12, 1992

A Reading Where: Spikes Restaurant 268 Main Street Buffalo, NY Date: May 12, 1992 Time: 7:30 p.m.

Raymond Federman & Michele Wallace

Tuesday, June 16, 1992

A Reading Where: Spikes Restaurant 268 Main Street Buffalo, NY Date: June 16, 1992 Time: 7:30 p.m.

Robert Creeley & Bernadette Mayer

Monday, September 21, 1992

A Reading Where: Unitarian Church 695 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY Date: September 21, 1992 Time: 8:00 p.m.

Sherman Alexie & Mike Boughn

Thursday, October 1, 1992

A Reading Where: Unitarian Church 695 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY Date: October 1, 1992 Time: 8:00 p.m.

Amnesty international benefit reading

Wednesday, October 14, 1992

Featuring: Alicia Partnoy | Robert Creeley | Carl Dennis | Jolene Rickard | Alexis De Veaux | Lorna Hill | Manny Fried Where: Unitarian Church, Parish Hall, Elmwood and W. Ferry Date: October 14, 1992 Time: 8:00 p.m.

Jayne Cortez & Amiri Baraka

Thursday, May 18, 1995

A Just Buffalo Writers-in-Residence Reading Where: Hallwalls 2495 Main Street, Suite 425 Buffalo, NY Date: May 18, 1995 Time: 7:30 p.m.

Writers in residence: Simon Ortiz & victor cruz

Thursday, June 1, 1995

A Reading Where: Hallwalls When: June 1, 1995 at 7:30 p.m.

Kimiko Hahn

Thursday, November 9, 1995

A Poets at Work Residency with Robert Creeley Book Signing: November 9, 4:00 pm at Talking Leaves Books Reading: November 9, 7:30 pm at Hallwalls Breakfast Talk: November 11, 10:30 am at Hallwalls

Jerome Rothenberg

Thursday, October 3, 1996

A Writers-at Work Residency: Reading and Conversation Where: Hallwalls, 2495 Main St. When: October 3-5, 1996

Robert Creeley: A 70th Birthday Celebration

Saturday, October 12, 1996

Featuring: Robert Creeley (pictured) | John Ashbery | Eileen Myles | Gilbert Sorrentino | Amiri Baraka | Steve Kuhn | Carol Fredette Where: Katherine Cornell Theater UB North Campus Date: October 10-12, 1996

Minnie Bruce Pratt

Thursday, November 7, 1996

Writers-at-Work Residency Featuring: nationally recognized poet, writer and lesbian feminist activist Minnie Bruce Pratt and special guest Jimmie Gilliam. Presented with Hallwalls as part of Ways in Being Gay, the residency included an evening reading and “brown bag” breakfast conversation. Where: Hallways, 2495 Main Street Date: November 7 and 9, 1996 Time: 7:30 pm, 10:30 am

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Pattiann Rogers & Leslie Fielder

Sunday, September 21, 1997

Where: Hallways, Tri-Main Center, 2465 Main St. When: September 21, 1997 at 2:00 p.m.

Giving Thanks & Talking Turkey 1997

Saturday, November 8, 1997

Featuring: Andrei Codrescu “Saying Goodbye to the 20th Century and Thoughts on the Afterlife According to A.C.” Where: Canisius College Cultural Center, 2001 Main Street When: November 8, 1997

Charles Bernstein & Jerome Sala

Sunday, May 2, 1999

A Reading Where: Hallwalls 2495 Main Street, Suite 425 Buffalo, NY Date: May 2, 1999 Time: 2:00 p.m.

Thom Ward

Wednesday, July 28, 1999

Where: Hallwalls, 2495 Main Street When: July 28, 1999 at 7:00 p.m.


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