Lit City

LIT CITY is a public art initiative which highlights Buffalo’s renowned literary legacy.

For more than a century, Western New York has been home to some of the most significant and innovative writers. On June 7, 2016, Mayor Byron Brown designated Washington Street, beginning at Lafayette Square and continuing past Just Buffalo Literary Center and the Western New York Book Arts Center to the d!g innovation hub at Virginia Street, as the literary corridor of Buffalo.

“The City of Buffalo has an extraordinary literary history and legacy, is home to one of the country’s top literary centers, and has an active and growing literary community.” —Mayor Byron Brown

We invite everyone to come see the LIT CITY banners in person, visit any of the literary destinations along Washington Street, or scroll down to learn more about these impressive poets, novelists, and playwrights.

LIT CITY Writers

Just Buffalo Literary Center is proud to sponsor LIT CITY in collaboration with our Literary Corridor partners:

40 Years of Just Buffalo History

Browse through highlights of noteworthy literary events that Just Buffalo has brought to Western New York, featuring some of the world’s greatest literary talent.

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Meet the Staff

Learn about the individuals whose passion, dedication and commitment make this organization strong.

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Board of Directors

Just Buffalo’s work would not be possible without the dedication of our committed volunteer board.

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Newsletters & Annual Reports

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