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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Lit City

For more than a century, Western New York has been home to some of the most significant and innovative writers. LIT CITY is a public art initiative which highlights Buffalo’s renowned literary legacy.

LIT CITY: On The Move

LIT CITY: On The Move is a public art collaboration between Just Buffalo Literary Center and the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) that brings poems by local writers to bus shelters, rail stations, and buses throughout the city of Buffalo.

LIT CITY: The Literary Corridor of Buffalo

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 dig Innovation Center hub at Virginia Street, as The Literary Corridor of Buffalo.

Learn more about the impressive poets, novelists, and playwrights represented in the LIT CITY banners.


Just Buffalo Literary Center proudly presents LIT CITY VOICES—a video poem series showcasing the voices and landscapes of Buffalo.

Featuring Carl Dennis, Sage Enderton, Eric Gansworth, Jorge Guitart, Joe Hall, Zanaya Hussain, Laura Marris, Janet McNally, Kristianne Meal, Sherry Robbins, Annette Daniels Taylor, Rachelle Toarmino, Julio Montalvo Valentín, Nina Vega-Westhoff, Eve Williams, and Brandon Williamson.

"new bones" by Lucille Clifton at the Freedom Wall

LIT CITY Sidewalk Poems

We are celebrating the literary arts in Buffalo with poems under your feet. Look for spray-chalked poetry on sidewalks all over the city.