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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Upcoming Silo City Readings

June 2024
July 2024
August 2024
Silo City Reading Series August 31, 2024 artwork by Joel Brenden

Silo City Reading Series: Megan Fernandes, Diana Cao, DJ B-Cutz, Dayatra Amber, Sating in Place

Join us for the season finale of the 2024 SILO CITY READING SERIES

readings from Megan Fernandes & 2024 JB Poetry Fellow, Diana Cao
a musical performance by DJ B-Cutz & Dayatra Amber
& an art installation curated by Barrett Gordon, in collaboration with DJ Carr, Mandela Huff, Drew Huff (unrelated), and Aye Thant; paired with a rollerskating performance.

Saturday, August 31, 2024
7:30 pm
Silo City (Marine A)
85 Silo City Row, Buffalo, New York 14203
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Silo City Reading Series 2023 Season
Silo City Reading Series: Ten Years of Poems in Grain Silos


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
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.

Silo City Reading Series is generously supported by:

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