Over the last 40 years, Just Buffalo has hosted, organized or co-sponsored more than 2,000 events, bringing the world’s greatest writers to Western New York. Check out some of the highlights from each decade.
From long-time friends and partners reminiscing about the early days to young students just discovering their voices through our education programs, 40 Stories brings the history of Just Buffalo out of the archive and into our community.
When Just Buffalo Literary Center’s founder, Debora Ott, first heard this poem as a teenager in New York City, it inspired her to come to the University at Buffalo to study with its author, Robert Creeley. UB’s English Department was legendary, attracting incredible poets and writers to both its faculty and its student body. Born in 1975 out of that intense period of innovation in the literary arts, Just Buffalo created a new niche, inviting writers out of academia and into the heart of the community.