Here are some Just Buffalo history highlights from the 2000s. Scroll down to move forward along the timeline.
A Reading Where: Cornershop, 82 Lafayette, Buffalo When: February 18, 2000 at 8:00 p.m.
Reading and Discussion “Mr. Wallace only rarely (twice yearly) agrees to do public readings, so Buffalo is lucky to have him share his fiction and his unique and wildly perceptive essays, his acrobatic cartwheeling in language and his profound and often profoundly funny vision.” Where: Allen Hall, UB South Campus When: September 15, 2000 at 8:00 p.m.More Info
“Poet David Trinidad makes a rare Buffalo appearance to read from his newest book Plasticville and from his wise, observant work. Controversial, funny, and smart, his poetry, filtered through 60s movies, top 40 radio, the cult of Barbie, and suburban and urban angst… explore[s] the thousand forgotten longings anchored in the objects of childhood and what they mean to us as adults.” Where: Hallwalls Cinema, 2495 Main Street When: November 19, 2000 at 7:00 p.m.More Info
A Reading Where: Allen Hall, UB South Campus Date: December 8, 2000 Time: 8:00 p.m.
Featuring: Vincent O’Neill | Jorge Guitart | Olga Mendell | Javier Bustillos | Rosa Acala Where: Irish Classical Theatre When: January 17, 2001 at 7:00 p.m.
Reading and Discussion of Me Talk Pretty One Day Where: Rockwell Hall, Buffalo State College When: March 30, 2001 at 8:00 p.m.
“A celebration of music and words, songs, slavery and salvation, along with hymns, work songs, blues, gospel and jazz. All this is woven into, around and beside a collection of poems and stories by notable African-American writers and original work by poet Annette Daniels Taylor and others.” Where: Langston Hughes Center, 25 Hight St., Buffalo When: June 1, 2002 from 4:00-8:00 p.m.More Info
Where: Nichols School Date: June 14, 2002 Time: 8:00 p.m.
Where: Hallways Contemporary Arts Center Date: September 19, 2002 Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center Date: October 20, 2002 Time: 7:30 p.m.
Featuring: Sean Thomas Dougherty, Charles Bernstein, & many others Short Fuse Anthology is the first major global collection of poetry from the 21st century featuring the poets who are defining world literature and culture. The fusion poets define these complex times through new forms of performance and text by mixing the best of the oral and written traditions. Where: Talking Leaves Books, 951 Elmwood Ave When: November 6, 2002 at 7:00 p.m.More Info
A Reading by Slipstream editors Livio Farallo (pictured), Robert Borgatti & Dan Sicoli Where: The Hibiscus Room, Just Buffalo, Tri-Main Building Date: January 30, 2004 Time: 8:00 p.m.
Poetry Reading and Slide Show Where: The Hibiscus Room at Just Buffalo, Tri-Main Center When: April 9, 2004 at 8:00 pm
A Reading and Conversation Where: The Hibiscus Room at Just Buffalo, Tre-Main Center When: April 23, 2004 at 8:00 pm
The God of Small Things Reading and Q & A: September 8, 8pm, Unitarian Universalist Church “Meet and Greet” book signing: September 9, 12-2pm, Talking Leaves Bookstore Video Screening & Video/Text Installation: September 10, 8pm, Squeaky WheelMore Info
World of Voices Residency: October 21-27 2004 Ales Debeljak (1961-2016) built and melded together dual careers as poet and social theorist by absorbing and writing about the “shocks” the former Yugoslavia has suffered in the aftermath of its transition into individual nation-states. Virtually all of Debeljak’s work focused on examining and preserving through language what it means to be European, Central European, and Slovene in the face of what he called the “megalomaniac nationalism” associated with the breakup of Yugoslavia, the birth of the EU and the culture of globalization.More Info
A Poetry Reading and Book Release for Sasha Steensen’s A Magic Book Where: The Hibiscus Room at Just Buffalo, Tri-Main Center When: November 12, 2004 at 8:00 pmMore Info
‘If All of Buffalo Read the Same Book’ provides a common point of reference of a single book to inspire connections and conversations among the diverse residents of Western New York. The 2005 selection, The Invention of Solitude, is part elegy, part intellectual self-discovery, and part family tree. Paul Auster was in Buffalo on October 5 and 6, 2005 for readings and discussions of his work.More Info
Featuring: Poetry: Lee Ann Brown | Food: Geoffrey Gatza | Music: Damian Weber | Artist Book in Process: Chris Fritton, Kevin Kegler Where: The WNY Book Arts Center When: September 19, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.
Featuring: Poetry: Eileen Myles | Film: Ekrem Serdar | Food: Geoffrey Gatza Where: The WNY Book Arts Center When: October 24, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.
Featuring: Poetry: David Meltzer, Michael Rothenberg, Terri Carrion | Jazz: Other Side | Food: Geoffrey Gatza Where: The WNY Book Arts Center When: November 12, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.
Featuring: Poetry: CA Conrad & Simon Pettet | Performance & Video: Kyle Butler | Food: Geoffrey Gatza Where: The WNY Book Arts Center When: November 21, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.