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Past Words on the Street

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

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Led by: visiting poet, Mathias Svalina Where: Just Buffalo Writing Center 468 Washington Street Buffalo, NY 1420 Dates: May 29, 2018 Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

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LIT CITY: Mathias Svalina & JBWC Young Writers Reading

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Where: Outside the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library 1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, NY 14203 Date: May 31, 2018 Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.

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Words on the Street: Playing Your Way to Writing

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Words on the Street: Playing Your Way to Writing

Where: Buffalo And Erie County Public Library Central Library Reading Park 1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, NY 14203 Date: July 11, 2018 Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

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Words on the Street: Chris Vitiello at the Reading Park

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Words on the Street: Chris Vitiello at the Reading Park

Where: Buffalo And Erie County Public Library Central Library Reading Park 1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, NY 14203 Date: July 11, 2018 Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Words on the Streets: Black-Out Poems

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Words on the Streets: Black-Out Poems

Where: Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Virginia & Ellicott St. Buffalo, NY 14203 Date: July 11, 2018 Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Words on the Street: Eve Williams & Brandon Williamson

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Words on the Street: Eve Williams & Brandon Williamson

Where: Buffalo And Erie County Public Library Central Library Reading Park 1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, NY 14203 Date: July 18, 2018 Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

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Words on the Street: Letterpressing Bookmarks

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Words on the Street: Letterpressing Bookmarks

Where: Buffalo And Erie County Public Library Central Library Reading Park 1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, NY 14203 Date: July 25, 2018 Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Words on the Street: Ben Brindise, Megan Kemple, Marquis Burton

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Words on the Street: Ben Brindise, Megan Kemple, Marquis Burton

Where: Buffalo And Erie County Public Library Central Library Reading Park 1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, NY 14203 Date: August 1, 2018 Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Words on the Street: Poems on Demand/BNMC Block Party

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Words on the Street: Poems on Demand/BNMC Block Party

Where: Kaminski Parks & Gardens at Roswell 665 Elm Street Buffalo, NY 14203 Date: August 8, 2018 Time: 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Words on the Street: Pop-up Comics

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Words on the Street: Pop-up Comics

Where: Buffalo And Erie County Public Library Central Library Reading Park 1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, NY 14203 Date: August 8, 2018 Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

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Words on the Street: Buffalo Reading Invasion

Thursday, August 9, 2018
Words on the Street: Buffalo Reading Invasion

Where: Buffalo And Erie County Public Library Central Library Reading Park 1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, NY 14203 Date: August  9, 2018 Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Words on the Street: Circle Reading

Saturday, August 11, 2018
Words on the Street: Circle Reading

Where: Buffalo And Erie County Public Library Central Library Reading Park 1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, NY 14203 Date: August 11, 2018 Time: 10:00 a.m.

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Words on the Street: Pink Door Poets

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Where: Buffalo And Erie County Public Library Central Library Reading Park 1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, NY 14203 Date: August 15, 2018 Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

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Words on the Street: Valentin, Robles Saeger, & Hassan

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Words on the Street: Valentin, Robles Saeger, & Hassan

Where: Buffalo And Erie County Public Library Central Library Reading Park 1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, NY 14203 Date: August 29, 2018 Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

WORDS ON THE STREET: Adam Drury & Welks Mice

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Where: Buffalo And Erie County Public Library Central Library Reading Park 1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, NY 14203 Date: September 5, 2018 Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

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Words on the Street: Circle Reading

Saturday, September 8, 2018
Words on the Street: Circle Reading

Where: Buffalo And Erie County Public Library Central Library Reading Park 1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, NY 14203 Date: September 8, 2018 Time: 11:00 a.m.

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Words on the Street: Ntare Ali Gault, Nina Vega-Westhoff, Eddie Gomez

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Words on the Street: Ntare Ali Gault, Nina Vega-Westhoff, Eddie Gomez

Where: Buffalo And Erie County Public Library Central Library Reading Park 1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, NY 14203 Date: September 12, 2018 Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Words on the Street: Young Artists Unite!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Where: Buffalo And Erie County Public Library Central Library Reading Park 1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, NY 14203 Date: September 15, 2018 Time: 3:00 p.m.

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WORDS ON THE STREET: Samira Williams & Zoe Scruggs

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Where: Buffalo And Erie County Public Library Central Library Reading Park 1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, NY 14203 Date: September 19, 2018 Time: 12:00 p.m.

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Words on the Street: Points of Departure

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Where: Buffalo And Erie County Public Library Central Library Reading Park 1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, NY 14203 Date: September 22, 2018 Time: 11:00 a.m.

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Words on the Street: Bianca McGraw, Johnetta Warren-Askew, Rachel Robles-Saeger

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Words on the Street: Bianca McGraw, Johnetta Warren-Askew, Rachel Robles-Saeger

Where: Buffalo And Erie County Public Library Central Library Reading Park 1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, NY 14203 Date: September 26, 2018 Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Words on the Street: Block Party

Thursday, October 11, 2018
Words on the Street: Block Party

Where: Just Buffalo Writing Center 468 Washington St, 2nd floor Buffalo, NY 14203 Date: October 11, 2018 Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

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