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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Travis Sharp

Essayist, Scholar, Poet

TRAVIS SHARP is a teacher, writer, and book artist living in Buffalo and is the executive editor and director of Essay Press. He is the author of Yes, I am a corpse flower published by Knife Fork Book in 2021. He co-edited Radio: 11.8.16 (Essay Press, 2017) with Aimee Harrison and Maria Anderson, and is the author of the chapbook Sinister Queer Agenda (above/ground press, 2018), the artist’s book one plus one is two ones (Recreational Resources, 2018). He’s a PhD candidate in the Poetics Program at the University at Buffalo.

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Yes, I am a corpse flower

Yes, I am a corpse flower composes a queer lyric meditation on body, identification, and subjectivity, proposing a queer poetics not just referential, limited to language’s meaning. These are not poems about queerness, but composed queerly: eccentric, off-centre, oblique, to twist. Poems that failingly and flailingly attempt to define the queer “I,” that skepticize any stable connection between queer self and body, narrate an unnarratable encounter with self-recognition outside of categorizable identity.

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Radio: 11.8.16

The intention of this project is two-part: (1) to create a time capsule for our gut reactions to this political season, a collection we can return to when we feel complacency or forgetfulness settling; (2) to make use of the unique capacities and freedoms of the essay to explore the dichotomies of bipartisanship, and to integrate personal responses with societal facts.

Upcoming Workshops

Plastic Exposure / Plastic Injustice

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Instructor:Travis Sharp
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: November 5 & 7, 2019
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
no registration required

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Writing Solutions & Achieving Water Justice

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Instructor: Travis Sharp
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: November 12, 2019
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
no registration required

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Digital Publishing (Youth)

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Digital Publishing - Fall 2020 Youth Writing Workshops - Just Buffalo - Buffalo NY
Where: Online Workshop
Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Time: 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

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

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