BABEL: Buffalo Hosts World-Famous Authors

Just Buffalo Literary Center’s acclaimed BABEL series brings four of the world’s most important authors to Buffalo each year, engaging local audiences, attracting guests from across the country and Canada, and creating a global literary conversation right here at home.

The very name of the series is inspired by that ancient tale of a world shattered and confused, people unable to speak to one another. How to explain the inexplicable? This is the gift of great literature: offering us not simple answers, but lasting enigmas that challenge us to speak even when we have no words.

And BABEL is more than a lecture series. For every author, we organize a full spectrum of events, including book discussions led by local experts at Betty’s Restaurant in downtown Buffalo, screenings of film adaptations and documentaries relevant to the selected books, and special events for high school and college students to meet the authors in an intimate setting.

The 2019–2020 Season

BABEL: N. Scott Momaday

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Babel N. Scott Momaday Just Buffalo

Where:
Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Doors: 7:00 p.m.
Event: 8:00 p.m.
Patron VIP Reception: 7:00 p.m.

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BABEL: Valeria Luiselli

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Babel - Valeria Luiselli - Just Buffalo Literary Center

Where:
Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Doors: 7:00 p.m.
Event: 8:00 p.m.
Patron VIP Reception: 7:00 p.m.

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BABEL: Marilynne Robinson

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Babel - Marilynne Robinson - Just Buffalo Literary Center

Where:
Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Doors: 7:00 p.m.
Event: 8:00 p.m.
Patron VIP Reception: 7:00 p.m.

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BABEL: Colson Whitehead

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Babel - Colson Whitehead - Just Buffalo Literary Center

Where:
Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020
Doors: 7:00 p.m.
Event: 8:00 p.m.
Patron VIP Reception: 7:00 p.m.

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