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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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Ekphrastic Writing with Just Buffalo Literary Center
Albright-Knox Northland
612 Northland Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14211
Dates: February 29, 2020
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

During this creative writing workshop for all ages, participants will create family and community histories inspired by the works on view in Open House: Domestic Thresholds by Heather Hart, Edra Soto, and Rodney Taylor, which features abstract renderings of home. Through prose or verse, we will fill in blank spaces.

First, we’ll walk the space as a group, take time with each work, and discuss what strikes us—what attributes we recognize in each artist’s style. Participants will then spend time walking the space on their own, taking notes on which works grab their attention. Participants will pick one work to focus on and articulate on paper what it inspires in them. We will write through our emotional responses and share our findings.

About the Instructor
Gabriel Bump

Gabriel Bump grew up in South Shore, Chicago. His nonfiction and fiction have appeared in SLAM magazine, the Huffington Post, Springhouse Journal, and elsewhere. He was awarded the 2016 Deborah Slosberg Memorial Award for Fiction and the 2015 Summer Literary Seminars Montreal Flash Fiction Prize. He received his MFA in fiction from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He currently lives in Buffalo, New York, where he teaches at Just Buffalo Literary Center and University at Buffalo.


While this event is free, space is limited to 15 participants and pre-registration is highly recommended. Please register online or call 716.270.8292.