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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Silo City Reading Series

Since 2013, the SILO CITY READING SERIES has brought together poetry, music, and art for immersive, multidisciplinary events at Silo City–a complex of abandoned grain silos along the Buffalo River.

The readings take place in the summer months of June, July, & August.

Past poets, musicians, and artists have included: Ocean Vuong, Jericho Brown, Hanif Abdurraqib, Morgan Parker, Maggie Smith, Julie Byrne, Wild Pink, Simon Joyner, Florist, Shilpa Ray, Shasti O’Leary Soundant, Mary Helena Clark, Edreys Wajed, and more.


The SILO CITY READING SERIES began as a book release party and grew into a multidisciplinary summer art event featuring national and local artists performing poetry and music inside the Marine A grain silo.

This limited-edition anthology, designed by Joel Brenden, features a poem from each poet who has read in those historic grain silos over the past ten years, including such literary luminaries as Ocean Vuong, Maggie Smith, Jericho Brown, Morgan Parker, Hanif Abdurraqib, Vievee Francis, and a slew of others.

Silo City Reading Series: Ten Years of Poems in Grain Silos


Poster design by Joel Brenden




Silo City
85 Silo City Row
Buffalo, NY 14203


The SILO CITY READING SERIES is scheduled during the summer months of June, July, and August, usually on Friday or Saturday evenings, with occasional special events at other times.

Accessibility Notice

Silo City is a non-traditional space. Please keep in mind it is an outdoor site with uneven terrain so appropriate footwear is recommended. There is also a lack of ADA accessibility, while steps have been made to make the site more accessible, things are happening incrementally on the over 100-year-old former industrial site.

If you would like to request ASL interpretation please contact info@justbuffalo.org.

Silo City Reading Series is generously supported by:

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