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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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The Voices We Return To (Youth) Timelines: 3a: Upcoming Writing Workshops, 3f: Youth Writing Workshops

The Voices We Return To

The voices from our favorite books often stick with us. What if we could continue those stories? In this workshop, students will choose one of their favorite books/ a book they’ve read recently and use it as the basis for a poem. The poem could be a continuation of a character’s storyline, a piece from their POV, or an alternate ending to the story. Students may think about embodying the author’s style in their work, or use a line from the book as a starting point.

Where: Online Workshop
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Time: 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
TO REGISTER: Email the Writing Center at jbwc@justbuffalo.org.
This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 8 participants.

Writers are welcome to participate with or without video and audio during any of our virtual sessions. If you have any questions/issues accessing any of these opportunities, please let us know and we will work with you to make sure you can participate.

Maya Simmons

About the Teaching Artist

MAYA SIMMONS is a junior Afro American Studies major, English minor at Howard University in Washington, DC. She has worked as a poetry editor for Howard’s Amistad literary journal, and as a staff writer for the student newspaper, The Hilltop. Maya plans to pursue creative writing and long-form journalism in the future.