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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Gary Earl Ross

Gary Earl Ross - Teaching Artist - Just Buffalo Literary Center - Buffalo NY
Author, Poet, Playwright

Just Buffalo teaching artist GARY EARL ROSS is a retired UB/EOC language arts professor. His works include the short story collections The Wheel of Desire (2000) and Shimmerville (2002); the children’s tale, Dots (2002); the historical novel Blackbird Rising (2009); and the stage plays Sleepwalker (2002), Picture Perfect (2007), The Best Woman (2007), Murder Squared (2010), The Scavenger’s Daughter (2012), The Mark of Cain (2014), The Guns of Christmas (2014), and Matter of Intent, winner of the 2006 Edgar Allan Poe Award from Mystery Writers of America.

Upcoming Workshops & Events

Write Here. Write Now.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Taught by: Gary Earl Ross Where: Just Buffalo Writing Center 468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor Buffalo, NY 14203 Dates: November 7 & 14 Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Cost: $75| $60 for members

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WNY Mystery Fest

Friday, February 21, 2020

mystery fest
Various locations
Dates: Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 7:00-9:00pm
Friday, February 21, 2020 | 8:00pm
Saturday, February 22, 2020 | 2:00pm

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Story Craft 2020 (Adult)

Monday, November 2, 2020

Fall 2020 Adult Writing Workshop Gary Earl Ross Story Craft 2020 Just Buffalo Literary Center Buffalo NY
Teaching Artist:
Gary Earl Ross, award-winning playwright, novelist, and short story writer

Monday, November 2, 2020
Monday, November 9, 2020
Monday, November 16, 2020

7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. EST

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No other workshops or events currently scheduled. Check back soon for more details.

By Gary Earl Ross

Gary Earl Ross - The Scavenger's Daugher - Just Buffalo Literary Center

The Scavenger’s Daughter

A searing family drama of Alzheimer’s, madness, and murder by the Edgar Award-winning author of Matter of Intent.

When John Pickett is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, his children find themselves in a virtual war with their stepmother. At every turn she thwarts their efforts to secure John’s care and the family’s security. Finally she resorts to a shocking act of violence. Wading into family conflicts and long-buried secrets, Detective Maxine Travis tries to piece together what made Ruthie Pickett point a gun at her husband and pull the trigger.

Gary Earl Ross - Shimmerville - Just Buffalo Literary Center

Shimmerville: Tales Macabre and Curious

Welcome to Shimmerville . . . The Urban Refugee Camp sits in the shadow of a crystal gray city. Inside are ghosts in cast-off clothing, wrapped in stolen blankets and damp sleeping bags, human detritus left in the wake of a changing world and unseen by the city that grows with no thought of the bones beneath its cornerstones. For the almost dead, there is nowhere else to go . . . An old man and his daughter appears at the gate one evening in early October. The air is just beginning to grow its winter teeth and the homeless inside are starting to realize how flimsy their clothing really is. The old mans voice is rich and thick and sweet, like Turkish coffee with too much raw sugar. The camp has never had a storyteller before….

Gary Earl Ross - Blackbird Rising - Just Buffalo Literary Center

Blackbird Rising: A Novel of the American Spirit

At the dawn of the 20th Century, the first city lit by electricity—Buffalo, New York—hosts a dazzling World’s Fair to showcase America’s march into the future. Unknown to organizers, the bold grandsons of a runaway slave plan to conquer the sky during a fateful presidential visit. They intend to show the world that nothing is more powerful than mankind’s oldest dreams-flight and freedom-meeting imagination in an age of possibility.

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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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