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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Every year, we hold a summer gathering for alum and current writers of Just Buffalo’s Writing Center. This year, Fitz Books welcomed our crew on their whimsical back patio. We ate, we caught up, we traded prompts and wrote, and, new this year, we piloted a game we’re calling Musical Notebooks that, while involving no music or notebooks, was a blast!

Welcome to The Ground Beneath Our Feet—a digital collection of poems on climate justice by young writers involved with Just Buffalo's Writing Center. This collection was made in collaboration with Ujima Company's Dunbar Youth Theatre Arts Program as part of the Water in the Desert Project.

For the past year, JBWC writers, along with young artists from Buffalo Center for Art and Technology, Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Art Center and the Buffalo Public Schools, have been taking part in a community arts collaboration inspired by artist LeRoi Johnson’s exhibit currently on view at Burchfield Penney Art Center, LeRoi: Living in Color.