Looking back on a Spring 2022 collaboration with AK Teens, in which JBWC young writers collaborated with the AK Teens Museum Ambassadors to create a collaborative zine, titled Here's Where I Make A Little Space For You, in response to their exhibit In These Truths, which features work by Black cultural producers.
We are thrilled to announce the 2022 Just Buffalo Writing Center Youth Fellows, selected by novelist and final judge Gabriel Bump: Liam Cobb of Buffalo, NY and Angelina Tang of East Amherst, NY. Congratulations, Liam & Angelina!
We are thrilled to announce the winner of the 2022 Poetry Fellowship: Ashia Ajani of Denver, CO. Ajani will visit Buffalo this August for a writing residency and perform at the Aug. 27 Silo City Reading Series event.
Presenting a selection of three poems by 2021 JBWC Youth Fellow Sophie Zhu. Says Sophie, "I hope you keep three phrases in mind while reading these poems: the act of being human, a video game of syllables, Wolfgang Tillmans, and your people."
Presenting The Inbetween, a chapbook of poetry and art by 2021 JBWC Youth Fellow Millie Rae Rodriguez-Spencer. "Not only was this my first completed project," says Millie Rae, "but an enriching introduction to the Buffalo literary and poetry community that in turn ignited my passion for creating art again."
If you know Writing Center Coordinator Robin Lee Jordan, you know she's a person who supports, uplifts, and celebrates young writers every day at JBWC. We're excited to turn the tables today and celebrate Robin's writing and the recent release of her chapbook THEY ATE EACH OTHER UP.
Poet & dream-deliverer Mathias Svalina returns to Buffalo this month! In addition to writing & delivering daily dreams to Buffalonians through Dream Delivery Service, we're excited to partner with Svalina & friends for a number of public events between mid-May and mid-June.