WNY Reading Series

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Just Buffalo Literary Center’s acclaimed BABEL series brings the world’s most important authors to Buffalo each year, creating a global literary conversation right here at home.

Silo City Reading Series

The SILO CITY READING SERIES is a summer multidisciplinary poetry series which includes musical performances and visual art installations.


The STUDIO series brings together WNY local writers with the most groundbreaking poets & prose writers for readings, workshops, and conversations about craft.

Caffe Aroma Poetry Night

Poetry Night at Caffe Aroma hosted by Justin Karcher & Ben Brindise

Canisius Contemporary Writers Series

Brings nationally and internationally known writers to the campus of Canisius.

Exhibit X Fiction Series

Showcases experimental and innovative fictions: from new novels to anti-novels, from criti-fictions to cross-genre writing, from hypermedia to the avant-pop…to whatever comes next, whatever that may be—fictions that, as yet, have no name.

Inner Ear Reading Series at Rust Belt Books

A monthly reading series taking place at the iconic Rust Belt Books.

Fourth Friday Reading Series at Dog Ears Bookstore

The 4th Friday Reading Series meets every month for a communal poetry reading featuring WNY poets! Hosted by Paige Melin.

Literary Café at CFI

The Literary Café is held on the first Wednesday of every month and features local writers. It is held at the Center for Inquiry, located at 1310 Sweet Home Road in Amherst, NY. All Literary Café readings are free and open to the public.

Peach Mag's Episodes

A reading series highlighting the literary work of Peach Mag, a literature and arts magazine based in Buffalo, New York

Poets Storm

A reading series focusing on bringing poets together to wield their words for the betterment of self and community.

Poetry at Perks

An open mic series on the first Friday of each month at the Perks Café at Horsefeathers on Connecticut Street.

Pure Ink Poetry Slam

Pure Ink Poetry is the only monthly running poetry slam in Buffalo, NY and is nationally certified by Poetry Slam Incorporated.

Readings at the RIC

Daemen College poetry reading series. Free & open to the public.

Second Reader Bookshop Readings

A sporadic reading series that takes place at Second Reader Bookshop in North Buffalo.

Second Stage Writers

An organization with the goal of welcoming all of Buffalo’s poets. Meetings, readings, criticism, and cocktails.

Poetics Plus

A reading series sponsored by Poetics Program, Poetics Plus brings contemporary experimental poets to UB to read from their work.


A monthly non-competitive open mic event for spoken word artists. At each of these events, the objective is to get a person who has never participated in an open mic be inspired to do so.

Write Thing Reading Series

The Write Thing Reading Series has been devoted to bringing literary artists to Medaille College’s campus, for the purposes of enhancing the educational experience of students on the campus and contributing to Buffalo’s larger literary community.


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