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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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Upcoming Literary Events in Buffalo

Check back regularly for upcoming literary events throughout Buffalo and Western New York.

October 2023

“Lillian, A True Story of Multiple Personality Disorder.”

"Lillian" is a remarkable story, hard to believe at times and stranger than fiction, as they say. Each personality produced journals, filled with thoughts, images and ideas about themselves and the other personalities with whom they shared Lillian's body, and whose stories figure prominently in the book as male and female children, teens and adults. Every personality had their own distinct style of handwriting and each had completely different abilities and interests. Lee was a woodcarver, Pat was a member of Mensa, Celeste spoke with a French accent, and Robin Jean shopped at Frederick's of Hollywood. The personalities often abused Lillian who endured acid burns from drain cleaner, cigarette burns and knife wounds. They took care of her as well, intervening when a personality tried to end her life. Lillian had no memory of the incidents or pain inflicted until she became herself in between the hours that personalities were taking over her life, often for days at a time. ...
Thursday, October 5, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Audubon Library
350 John James Audubon Parkway
BABEL - 2023-2024 - Just Buffalo Literary Center

BABEL 2023-2024 Season Subscriptions

Join Just Buffalo Literary Center for four evenings of world-famous authors at Kleinhans Music Hall—Jhumpa Lahiri (October 6, 2023), Michelle Zauner (November 9, 2023), John Irving (March 21, 2024), and Kiese Laymon (April 25, 2024). Doors & VIP Patron Reception at 7:00 p.m. | Event at 8:00 p.m. ...
Friday, October 6, 2023
8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY 14201 (Free Parking)
Spooky Storytime

Spooky Storytime: Open Mic for Writers

Spooky Storytime: A writer’s open mic night Oct 11th, 6-8 pm at Art's Cafe in Springville Have you written a scary story, a spooky sonnet, an eerie essay, a morbid memoir, or even a chilling chorus? Come share it with other writers at our first Writer’s Open Mic Night for the chance to hold the title of Scariest Storyteller. All writing forms welcome (plan to read for 3-5 minutes)! Jolene Hawkins, author of the nonfiction books I’ll be Home for my Birthday and Secrets Buried: The Mysterious Death of Christina Jureller, and Robin Lee Jordan, author of the poetry chapbooks Morning Blessings and They Ate Each Other Up, will be featured writers. ...
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Art's Cafe
Main Street, Springville, NY

Canisius Contemporary Writers Series presents Clint Smith

The Writers Series brings nationally and internationally known writers to our campus to share their work and to discuss their art with Canisius students and the Buffalo community in an informal setting. Past guests to Canisius include Pulitzer Prize winners, National Book Award winners, McArthur "genius" grant winners, and a Nobel Laureate: Richard Russo, George Saunders, Edwidge Danticat, Sharon Olds, Ann Patchett, Junot Diaz, Paul Muldoon, Tracy Kidder, Tracy K. Smith, Alice McDermott, and Seamus Heaney, among others. ...
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
7:00 pm
Montante Cultural Center at Canisius College
2001 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14208
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