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Silo City Reading Series July 22, 2023 featuring Ana Božičević, Sean Thomas Dougherty, Wild Pink, Mizin Shin

Tonight’s Event

Saturday, July 22, 2023
at Silo City (Marine A)
Doors at 7:00PM | Reading at 7:30PM


Noah Falck, series curator


Sean Thomas Dougherty


Wild Pink


Meghann Boltz


Ana Božičević


Mizin Shin


About Tonight’s Featured Artists

Ana Božičević photo credit Jarrett Earnest

Ana Božičević grew up in Zadar, Croatia before coming to New York. Ana is a poet, translator, teacher, and occasional singer. She is the author of Povratak lišća / Return of the Leaves, Joy of Missing Out, Rise in the Fall, and Stars of the Night Commute. Her new book New Life was recently released by Wave Books.

Sean Thomas Dougherty photo credit Melanie Rae B

Sean Thomas Dougherty’s twenty books include The Dead are Everywhere Telling Us Things, winner of the 2021 Jacar Press Full Length Book Prize selected by Nickole Brown and Jessica Jacobs, and Death Prefers the Minor Keys (BOA Editions 2023). His book The Second O of Sorrow (BOA Editions 2018) received both the Paterson Poetry Prize, and the Housatonic Book Award. He teaches writing part-time for Western Connecticut State University’s Master of Fine Arts Program and works as a Med Tech and caregiver for people recovering from traumatic brain injuries in Erie, Pennsylvania..

Wild Pink

WILD PINK is a critically acclaimed indie rock band from the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens in New York City. The Band is made up of John Ross, Arden Yonkers, Dan Keegan & Mike Brenner.

Born and raised in South Korea, Mizin Shin graduated from Hong-ik University with a B.F.A in Printmaking and received her M.F.A from SUNY at Buffalo. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Rochester.

Shin’s work has been shown nationally and internationally at institutions across the United States, the UK, Spain, and South Korea. Leading numerous printmaking workshops with a number of art organizations, Shin focuses on both traditional and contemporary printmaking practices to promote a multidisciplinary approach to the medium. Mizin Shin is a co-founder of Mirabo Press in Buffalo, NY, vice president of the Print Club of Rochester, and a board member of Mid America Print Council.

About Just Buffalo Literary Center

Just Buffalo Literary Center’s mission is to create and strengthen communities through the literary arts. And for more than 45 years, we have brought the world’s greatest writers to Buffalo, hosted poetry events and readings, and supported the development of young writers.

We believe in the love of reading, the art of writing, and the power of the literary arts to transform individual lives and communities.

Just Buffalo is a registered 501-c-3 non-profit organization, and your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Noah Falck photo by Marcus Jackson

 Silo City Reading Series Host & Curator

NOAH FALCK is the Literary Director at Just Buffalo Literary Center & the Silo City Reading Series curator.

The author of Exclusions (Tupelo Press, 2020) finalist for the 2020 Believer Book Award for poetry, as well as Snowmen Losing Weight (BatCat Press, 2012) and several chapbooks including Prerecorded Weather winner of the James Tate Poetry Prize, co-written with Matt McBride (Survision Books, 2022). Falck co-edited the anthology My Next Heart: New Buffalo Poetry (BlazeVox Books, 2017) and has been anthologized in Poem-A-Day 365 Poems for Every Occasion (Abrams Books, 2015). His work has appeared in Kenyon Review, Literary Hub, Ploughshares, & Poets.org. Originally from Dayton, Ohio, where he spent 10 years teaching elementary school, he now lives in Buffalo’s lower west side.

Tonight’s Sponsors

The Official Bookseller of SILO CITY READING SERIES

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Fitz Books

433 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 249-0523

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A Special Thank You to:

Rick Smith
Jim Watkins
Olivia McCarthy
Joshua Smith
Joel Brenden
Kyle Marler
Ben Jura
John Angelo
Jon Piret
Pat Cray
R.D. Pohl
The whole team at Duende

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

Ten Years of Poems in Grain Silos

Order the Silo City Reading Series Anthology Now!

Designed by Joel Brenden, this limited-edition anthology features a poem from each poet who has read in the historic grain silos over the past ten years, including such literary luminaries as Ocean Vuong, Maggie Smith, Morgan Parker, Hanif Adurraqib, and a slew of others.

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Since 2013, the SILO CITY READING SERIES has brought together nationally acclaimed poets and performers with Buffalo-based writers, artists, and musicians for multidisciplinary and collaborative arts events at Silo City–a complex of abandoned grain silos along the Buffalo River.


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