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.

Learn More

The JB Shop

Support Just Buffalo

Make an online donation, grab a tote bag, become a Just Buffalo member, get the official 10th anniversary BABEL book, or even get a made-to-order poem!

Events

Get tickets to Just Buffalo events, including the acclaimed BABEL series.

November 2021
BABEL - Chang-rae Lee - November 18 2021 - Just Buffalo Literary Center

BABEL: Chang-rae Lee

Join Just Buffalo Literary Center for an evening with award-winning author Chang-rae Lee, discussing his book My Year Abroad, an exuberant, provocative story about a young American life transformed by an unusual Asian adventure—and about the human capacities for pleasure, pain, and connection. ...
Thursday, November 18, 2021
8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY 14201 (Free Parking)
March 2022
BABEL - Alison Bechdel - March 16 2022 - Just Buffalo Literary Center

BABEL: Alison Bechdel

Join Just Buffalo Literary Center for an evening with award-winning cartoonist Alison Bechdel, discussing her latest work, a profoundly affecting graphic memoir titled The Secret to Superhuman Strength, which was released in 2021 and described by The Guardian as “quietly astonishing” and “extraordinarily generous.” ...
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY 14201 (Free Parking)
April 2022
BABEL - Colson Whitehead - April 21 2022 - Just Buffalo Literary Center

BABEL: Colson Whitehead

Join Just Buffalo Literary Center for an evening with award-winning author Colson Whitehead, discussing his book The Underground Railroad, a gripping tale of one woman’s will to escape the horrors of bondage—and a powerful meditation on the history we all share. ...
Thursday, April 21, 2022
8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY 14201 (Free Parking)
No event found!

THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO EVENTS OF THIS KIND SCHEDULED. Please check back soon, and sign up for our newsletter to stay in the loop!

Writing Workshops

Register for one of our upcoming writing workshops.

October 2021
Spooky Season

Spooky Season Open Mic (In-Person)

Join the JBWC for a Spooky Season Open Mic at Buffalo’s Reading Park at the downtown Central Library! Celebrate the Halloween season with your spookiest works! This youth writing workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 10 participants. ...
Thursday, October 21, 2021
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Reading Park @ Central Library
1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203
Tarot Writing with Sherry Robbins

Tarot Writing with Sherry Robbins (Hybrid)

We will cover a brief history and cosmology of tarot, and then use the images and symbols of various decks to prompt your own creative responses. This adult writing workshop is limited to 12 in-person participants with the option to join virtually. ...
Saturday, October 23, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203

Exploring Visual Stories with Ariel Aberg-Riger (Hybrid)

Read and get inspired by the work of great visual storytellers, then create your own fully visual collaborative story. This youth writing workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 10 in-person participants with the option to join virtually. ...
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203

JBWC Halloween Party (In-Person)

Led by our terrifyingly creative team of Youth Ambassadors, JBWC Halloween will dare you to channel your inner Shirley Jackson, Jordan Peele, or perhaps good ole' Edgar Allen. Throw on a costume, grab a pen, and get ready for a raucous adventure to the land of horror (of your own making). ...
Thursday, October 28, 2021
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203
November 2021
Office Hours

Office Hours (Hybrid)

Office Hours is a space (and time) where young people can receive one-on-one feedback on any of their writing. This youth writing workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 10 in-person participants with the option to join virtually. ...
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203

How To Tell Your Story with Nishant Batsha (Hybrid)

Want to tell your story, but don’t know how? Learn some of the best practices for getting your story from idea to page, then workshop your stories in a supportive learning environment. This adult writing workshop is limited to 12 in-person participants with the option to join virtually. ...
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203
Open Share

Open Share (Hybrid)

Open Share is a time for you to share any of your creations, thoughts, and inspirations with peers. This youth writing workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 10 in-person participants with the option to join virtually. ...
Thursday, November 4, 2021
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203

Robotic Poems?!? with Lillian-Yvonne Bertram (Hybrid)

Can computers right poems? And if so, are they any good? Experiment and tinker around with the emerging field of digital and computational poetics and pick up some useful basic coding skills along the way. This youth writing workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 10 in-person participants with the option to join virtually. ...
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203

A Movable Education: Chang-rae Lee and the Hero’s Journey (Hybrid)

What would you do if you had the opportunity to leave your life behind? Can one person transform your ordinary cares into limitless possibilities? Have you ever wanted to become the hero of your own story? Do journeys make heroes from ordinary people? The hero’s journey is a quintessential literary archetype. Novelist Chang-rae Lee contemporizes the hero’s journey with exciting and eccentric characters, bold descriptive language, and circumstances befitting our modern social climate. This writing workshop, for youth and led by youth, held the week before the Chang-Rae Lee BABEL event, will explore in-depth the writing style of the author and his featured work, My Year Abroad. ...
Thursday, November 11, 2021
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203

Teachers Are Writers with Katie Naughton (Hybrid)

This teacher workshop series is aimed at school teachers and educators so they will have the opportunity to explore their own creative work, engage in ongoing conversations about process, and grow as writers. This workshop is FREE and limited to 10 in-person participants with the option to join virtually. CTLE credit is available through the Buffalo State English Education program. ...
Thursday, November 11, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203
Office Hours

Office Hours (Hybrid)

Office Hours is a space (and time) where young people can receive one-on-one feedback on any of their writing. This youth writing workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 10 in-person participants with the option to join virtually. ...
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203
No event found!
Load More

THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO EVENTS OF THIS KIND SCHEDULED. Please check back soon, and sign up for our newsletter to stay in the loop!

Showing all 9 results