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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Upcoming Literary Events in Buffalo

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

June 2024
July 2024

The Importance of Local Journalism: Writers Group featuring Max Borsuk

Silent Writing Group featuring Max Borsuk July 7/10/24, 6-8 pm Max Borsuk is the Editor in Chief of The Springville Journal and The Herald Courier (two WNY newspapers that serve rural areas). He will give a presentation on his roles as a journalist and the importance of local newspapers and archives.  After the presentation, writers are welcome to write in silence, or to break up into critique groups. There will be an optional journalism-inspired writing prompt for those who wish to participate. No matter your writing style, silent or sociable, there is space for you at Art’s Café!
Wednesday, July 10, 2024
6:00 am
Art's Cafe
5 East Main Street, Springville, New York 14141
August 2024
International Open Poetry Reading

International Open Poetry Reading

The poems can be original or your favorites. There will be a sign-up sheet at the door and a get-together in the garden an hour before the reading. The event is free to members and $5 for non-members. Hosted by Poets Perry Nicholas and Verneice Turner, who took over hosting the Screening Room Readings after Rosemary’s death.
Saturday, August 10, 2024
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Centro Culturale Italiano di Buffalo
2351 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14216
  • Perry S. Nicholas
Silo City Reading Series August 31, 2024 artwork by Joel Brenden

Silo City Reading Series: Megan Fernandes, Diana Cao, DJ B-Cutz, Dayatra Amber, Sating in Place

Join us for the season finale of the 2024 SILO CITY READING SERIES

readings from Megan Fernandes & 2024 JB Poetry Fellow, Diana Cao
a musical performance by DJ B-Cutz & Dayatra Amber
& an art installation curated by Barrett Gordon, in collaboration with DJ Carr, Mandela Huff, Drew Huff (unrelated), and Aye Thant; paired with a rollerskating performance.

Saturday, August 31, 2024
7:30 pm
Silo City (Marine A)
85 Silo City Row, Buffalo, New York 14203
  • Just Buffalo Literary Center
October 2024
BABEL 2024-2025 Season Subscriptions - Featured Image - Just Buffalo Literary Center

BABEL 2024-2025 Season Subscriptions

Join Just Buffalo Literary Center for four evenings of world-famous authors at Kleinhans Music Hall—Sandra Cisneros (October 10, 2024), Tommy Orange (November 13, 2024), Cheryl Strayed (March 20, 2025), and James McBride (April 30, 2025). Doors & VIP Patron Reception at 7:00 p.m. | Event at 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 10, 2024
8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY 14201 (Free Parking)
  • Just Buffalo Literary Center
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