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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Words on the Street

WORDS ON THE STREET is Just Buffalo Literary Center’s placemaking initiative, designed to engage the whole community in the celebration of the written and spoken word. Outdoor public readings, workshops, and events occurred all along the literary corridor on Washington Street to inspire people of all ages and all walks-of-life.

Assistant Curator: Annette Daniels Taylor
Outreach Coordinator: Richie Wills

Upcoming Words on the Street

Past Words on the Street

Project Highlights

  • 120+ writers, poets, & artists featured at 35+ events
  • 1,000s of writing notebooks handed out
  • Poems by LIT CITY writers appeared on sidewalks thanks to Joel Brenden’s and Chris Siano’s meticulous stencils
  • New mural designed by Julian Montague and painted by James Moffit on Just Buffalo’s Washington Street wall

Readings, Performances & Workshops by:

Mathias Svalina
Susan Anner
Chris Vitiello
Eve Williams
Brandon Williamson
Ben Brindise
Megan Kemple
Marquis Burton
Max Weiss
Julio Montalvo Valentin
Rachel Robles Saeger
Dayatra Hassan
Sabrina Bradley
Christine Green
Adam Drury
Welks Mice
Ntare Ali Gault
Nina Vega-Westhoff
Eddie Gomez
Samira Williams
Zoe Scruggs
Bianca McGraw
Johnetta Warren-Askew
JBWC Youth Poets

WORDS ON THE STREET is generously supported by: