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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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Past Civil Writes Project Events

The Civil Writes Project - Just Buffalo Literary Center

Here are just some of the past events in conjuction with THE CIVIL WRITES PROJECT, which challenges our community to grapple with racism and inequities through literature, find pathways toward justice in the power of the written word, and open hearts & minds as we confront our shared past and present in order to shape a more equitable future.


Zawadi Books and Civil Writes Project Present: Marvella Finds Her Magic, a reading by Annette Daniels Taylor

Annette Daniels Taylor will read from her new children's novel, Marvella Finds Her Magic, on Wednesday, August 24. Marvella is an Afro-Latina who moves from Brooklyn to Buffalo because her parents are getting a divorce. Later, Marvella discovers she can talk to animals! This is Daniels Taylor's first children's novel. The book targets ages 6-9 interested in mystery, animals, and magic! ...
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Zawadi Books
1382 Jefferson Avenue
Typography of Women - Running on Faith - June 19 2022

Typography of Women Presents Running on Faith

Typography of Women presents Running on Faith: Freedom Seeker Stories as Recorded by William Still, Father of the Underground Railroad. Come out and join us for this Juneteenth presentation at a beautiful, historic Underground Railroad location in Niagara Falls, NY. ...
Sunday, June 19, 2022
3:30 pm
The Whirlpool Park Pavilion
Whirlpool State Park, Niagara Falls, NY 14303

Agents of Change

Agents of Change is an outreach project with a focus on education, community involvement in both the East and West sides of Buffalo, performance, public art and storytelling. It is a collaboration between Lafayette International High School, Just Buffalo Literary Center and Torn Space. ...
Saturday, June 11, 2022
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Torn Space Theater
612 Fillmore Ave, Buffalo, NY


With a gentle nod to the four elements of hip-hop, these ladies will showcase their talent and tell their stories along with a handful of women propagating hip-hop. You will not only learn what they do, but also why they do it. In the powerful words of Queen Latifah, this is “Ladies First.”—Schondra Aytch, January 2022. ...
Saturday, April 23, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Torn Space Theater
612 Fillmore Ave, Buffalo, NY
BABEL - Colson Whitehead - April 21 2022 - Just Buffalo Literary Center

BABEL: Colson Whitehead (In-Person & Online)

Join Just Buffalo Literary Center for an evening with award-winning author Colson Whitehead, discussing his book The Underground Railroad, a gripping tale of one woman’s will to escape the horrors of bondage—and a powerful meditation on the history we all share. ...
Thursday, April 21, 2022
8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall & Online
3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY 14201 (Free Parking) / Online via Livestream
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