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 Video Archive

Nicole Sealey reads “Medical History” at the August 24, 2019 Silo City Reading Series. “Medical History” appears in Sealey’s collection, Ordinary Beast (Ecco, 2017).

Ocean Vuong reads “Headfirst” at the August 16, 2016 Silo City Reading Series. “Headfirst” appears in Vuong’s collection, Night Sky With Exit Wound (Copper Canyon Press, 2016).

Natalie Shapero reads “The Sky” at the July 16, 2016 Silo City Reading Series. “The Sky” appears in Shapero’s collection, Hard Child (Copper Canyon Press, 2017).

Rachel McKibbens reads “oath (blud litany)” at the June 2, 2018 Silo City Reading Series.

Mathias Svalina reads “from Thank You Terror” at the June 3, 2017 Silo City Reading Series.

Morgan Parker reads her poem “Matt” at the July 22, 2017 Silo City Reading Series.

Maggie Smith reads “Rain, New Years Eve” at the August 12, 2017 Silo City Reading Series. “Rain, New Years Eve” appears in Smith’s collection, Good Bones (Tupelo Press, 2018).

Hanif Abdurraqib reads “How Can Black People Write About Flowers At A Time Like This” at the July 21, 2018 Silo City Reading Series.

Marcus Jackson reads “Pardon My Heart” at the August 18, 2018 Silo City Reading Series. “Pardon My Heart” appears in Jackson’s collection, Pardon My Heart (Northwestern University Press, 2018).

Kazim Ali reads “Drone” at the August 18, 2018 Silo City Reading Series.

Bob Hicok reads “The Class Visit” at the June 1, 2019 Silo City Reading Series. “The Class Visit” originally appeared in American Poetry Review and in Hicok’s collection, HOLD (Copper Canyon Press, 2018).

Zachary Schomburg reads “The Fire Cycle” from Scary, No Scary (Black Ocean, 2009) during the June 20, 2015 Silo City Reading Series – accompanied by musician Small Houses.

About Silo City

Upcoming Readings

Past Readings

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.