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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Visual Storytelling 101 (Youth) Timelines: 3a: Upcoming Writing Workshops, 3f: Youth Writing Workshops

Visual Storytelling 101

Sometimes words are enough, but sometimes stories need something MORE. Visual storytelling is the art of weaving together both words and pictures—found photographs, maps, drawings, objects—to create the fullest story you can. In this workshop you’ll learn all about visual storytelling, from artists in the field, to the research process, to available resources and tools. You’ll also start creating a visual story of your own!

Where: Online Workshop
Date: Tuesday, May 25, 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.

Ariel Aberg-Riger

About the Teaching Artist

ARIEL ABERG-RIGER is a self-taught artist who is focused on using the power of visual storytelling to explore issues of equity and social justice, encouraging readers to think differently about history, science, policy, and the other forces that shape our lives. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, Teen Vogue, and The Atlantic’s CityLab among other publications. She is a 2020 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Nonfiction Literature, and a member of the Tin House 2020 Summer Workshop. She’s currently working on a book about American history and identity set to be published by Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins in 2022. Ariel lives in sunny Buffalo, NY with her wife and two kids.