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Past Silo City Readings

Here is a complete listing of the visiting poets and local poets, musicians, and artists that have performed alongside each other in the historic grain silos along the Buffalo River as part of the SILO CITY READING SERIES since it began in the summer of 2013.

Silo City Reading Series: Joe Hall

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Silo City Reading Series: Matt Hart

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Silo City Reading Series: Judith Goldman & Joshua Ware

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Silo City Reading Series: Philip Metres

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Silo City Reading Series: K. Lorraine Graham

Friday, July 11, 2014

Silo City Reading Series: Zach Savich

Friday, August 8, 2014

Silo City Reading Series: Zachary Schomburg

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Silo City Reading Series: Catherine Wagner & Lillian-Yvonne Bertram

Friday, July 17, 2015

Silo City Reading Series: Bianca Stone

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Silo City Reading Series: Corey Zeller

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Silo City Reading Series: Natalie Shapero

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Silo City Reading Series: Ocean Vuong

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Silo City Reading Series: Mathias Svalina

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Silo City Reading Series: Morgan Parker

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Silo City Reading Series: Maggie Smith

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Silo City Reading Series: Rachel McKibbens

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Silo City Reading Series: Hanif Abdurraqib

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Silo City Reading Series: Kazim Ali

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Silo City Reading Series: Bob Hicok

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Silo City Reading Series

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Silo City Reading Series: Nicole Sealey

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Where:
Silo City
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: August 24, 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m

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Featured Artists

  • Thomas Bittner (photography)
  • Zack Boehler (installation)
  • Joel Brenden (installation)
  • Kyle Butler & Jason Seeley (installation)
  • Mary Helena Clark (film)
  • Max Collins (installation)
  • Dave Derner (sculpture)
  • Dylan England & Bobby Griffiths (chalk installation)
  • Flatsitter (multimedia music & film)
  • Nancy Hughes & Center Dance (dance)
  • Kevin Kline (digital installation)
  • Gareth Litchy (installation)
  • Julian Montague (installation)
  • Frank Napolski (digital installation)
  • Projex (digital installation)
  • Carlie Rickus (light installation)
  • Jamie Schmidt (string installation)
  • Shasti O’Leary Soudant (installation)
  • Nick Torsell (photography)
  • Edreys Wajed (live painting)
  • Maude White (paper installation)

Featured Musicians

  • Ahavaraba (2013)
  • Bean Friend (2017)
  • Cages (2017)
  • Dev11n (2018)
  • Difficult Night (2016)
  • Flatsitter (2015)
  • Folk Faces (2014)
  • Hop Hop (2019)
  • Jax Deluca (2014)
  • Julie Bryne (2015)
  • Little cake (2019)
  • Pine Fever (2013)
  • Nat Baldwin of The Dirty Projectors (2014)
  • Simon Joyner (2019)
  • Small Houses (2015)
  • Space Cubs (2016)
  • Tim Rutili of califone (2018)
  • UVB76 (2018)
  • Winter Coats (2013)
  • Wooden Cities (2014)
  • Zoe Scruggs (2017)

Where?

Silo City
85 Silo City Row
Buffalo, NY 14203

When?

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.

About Silo City

Upcoming Silo City Readings

Silo City Video Archive