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Buffalo Writes Reading Park

Buffalo Writes at the Reading Park

Join us for a drop-in writing time facilitated by established writers from Just Buffalo. During this writing session, you will be offered generative writing prompts and tips, with the opportunity to share your work. Come and write among fellow writers and creatives at Buffalo’s downtown Reading Park.

July’s Buffalo Writes at the Reading Park session will be facilitated by teaching artist Julio Montalvo Valentín.

We’ll bring the notebooks, pens, and Adirondack chairs. Just come ready to write.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Reading Park @ Central Library


Reading Park @ Central Library
1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203
Just Buffalo Literary Center


Just Buffalo Literary Center
(716) 832-5400

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Buffalo and Erie County Public Library
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

Featured Artist

  • Julio Montalvo Valentín
    Julio Montalvo Valentín

    Julio Montalvo Valentin (They/His/Julio) is the author of three chapbooks, the latest titled Those Who Pray to Rice (NightBallet Books, 2019). Julio is a member of the Latino/a/x arts collective called Los Artistas del Barrio Buffalo (LAdB), a freelance teaching artist, and holds an M.A. in English Literature from Buffalo State College. They have recently completed a summer project for the “Woke Words” summer enrichment program at P.S. 18, where the students also created a public poetry mural called Freedom, located at Broderick Park, for the City of Buffalo. You can find Julio talking about the politics of rice or looking for the next reading/writing opportunity.

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