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Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: April 27, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
A reading series highlighting the work of Buffalo’s next generation of literary voices. Featuring 3 young writers who are active in the Just Buffalo Writing Center community.
Lucy is a senior at City Honors school and an enthusiastic member of the Just Buffalo Writing Center community since 2014. Her interests include environmental science, genetics, filmmaking, and creative writing, to name a few. Outside of school, she has been a Youth Ambassador at Just Buffalo since June 2015, worked at Massachusetts Avenue Project as a Community Organizer, attended several conferences on environmental and food justice, and introduced BABEL author Terry Tempest Williams at the student event. Her hobbies include downhill skiing, swimming, interpretive dancing, singing in the shower, snapping artsy pictures of buildings, and beating her friends at Catan.
Kareem Haq is 17, a high school senior, and an avid writer at the JBWC. In August he will be attending Temple University in Philadelphia, and hopes to study anything involving music (he’s not very picky in that department). He is a member of local Buffalo band Saturn’s Return, which is currently on hiatus. Kareem also tries to be politically active and can often be found reading political theory on the internet or writing speeches for rallies.
Carson Feero is a native Buffalonian who attended Tapestry Charter School from kindergarten through 6th grade, after which he started homeschooling. He will graduate from high school June and attend college in the Fall. Carson dabbles in basically every form of writing you can think of, including fiction, poetry, songwriting, comic strips, plays, horoscopes, monologues, and text messages. He enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, researching obscure historical facts, participating in chess tournaments, and playing his guitars. He was the first student to take a workshop at Just Buffalo Writing Center when it opened in 2015—in fact, he was the only student in that first workshop taught by Gary Earl Ross. For the past three and a half years, Carson has regularly attended the Writing Center workshops, published writing in Wordplay, Artvoice, and Speak Your Mind & Shape Your World, and served as a Just Buffalo Youth Ambassador.