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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Gabriel Bump

Gabriel Bump
Novelist

Gabriel Bump is from South Shore, Chicago. His nonfiction and fiction have appeared in SLAM magazine, the Huffington PostSpringhouse Journal, and elsewhere. He was awarded the 2016 Deborah Slosberg Memorial Award for Fiction. He received his MFA in Fiction from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Gabriel’s first novel Everywhere You Don’t Belong was published by Algonquin Books in February 2020. He is at work on his second novel The New Naturals — forthcoming from Algonquin Books.

“This book is astonishing. You’ll be smiling even as your heart is breaking, and you’ll tip willingly into this world Bump offers you, because what appears again and again are spectacular beams of light also called love, also called hope, also called family. Gabriel Bump has established himself as a stunning talent to be reckoned with.”
Maaza Mengiste, author of The Shadow King

“[A] pointedly affecting debut novel . . . With deft writing and rat-a-tat, laugh-until-you-gasp-at-the-implications dialog, Bump delivers a singular sense of growing up black that will resonate with readers.”
Library Journal (starred review)

“[An] astute and touching debut . . . Bump balances his heavy subject matter with a healthy dose of humor, but the highlight is Claude, a complex, fully developed protagonist who anchors everything. Readers will be moved in following his path to young adulthood.”
Publishers Weekly

Upcoming Workshops & Events

Stick With It: Fiction Writing

Tuesday, May 21, 2019


Taught by: Gabriel Bump
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: May 14, 16, 21 & 23, 2019
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

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Places and People

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Instructor: Gabriel Bump
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: November 19 & 21, 2019
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
no registration required

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Book Release “Everywhere You Don’t Belong” by Gabriel Bump

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Everywhere You Don't Belong - Gabriel Bump
Where:
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center Cinema
341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14202
Date: February 4, 2020
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.

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Ekphrastic Writing at Albright-Knox Northland

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Ekphrastic Writing with Just Buffalo Literary Center
Where:
Albright-Knox Northland
612 Northland Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14211
Dates: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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Old Story, New Story: Short Fiction with Gabriel Bump

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Short Fiction workshop

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

When:
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
@ 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Cost:
$140 | $125 for members

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STORIES OUTSIDE YOUR WINDOW

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Where:
Online Workshop

When:
Tuesday, May 19, 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.

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Teachers Are Writers: Writing Without The Curriculum

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Teachers Are Writers
Where: Online Workshop
Date: Thursday, October 15, 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.

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Screenwriting: From Idea to Reality (Adult)

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Fall 2020 Adult Writing Workshop Gabriel Bump Screenwriting Idea to Reality Just Buffalo Literary Center Buffalo NY
Teaching Artist:
Gabriel Bump, author of Everywhere You Don’t Belong and The New Naturals

Dates:
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Thursday, November 19, 2020

Time:
6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. EST

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Just Speak (Youth)

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Just Speak - Fall 2020 Youth Writing Workshops - Just Buffalo - Buffalo NY
Where: Online Workshop
Date: Tuesday, November 24, 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.

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One-Sentence Story (Youth)

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

One-Sentence Story
Where:
Online Workshop
Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Time: 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

TO REGISTER:
Email the Writing Center at jbwc@justbuffalo.org.
This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 8 participants.

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Just Buffalo's Writing Center is dedicated to helping young and emerging writers ages 12–19 cultivate their writing skills.

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