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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Events

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BABEL 2022–2023

BABEL 2022-2023 Season Subscriptions - Just Buffalo Literary Center
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BABEL 2022-2023 Season Subscriptions Sold Out

NO LONGER ON SALE. Join Just Buffalo Literary Center for four evenings of world-famous authors at Kleinhans Music Hall—Elizabeth Kolbert (October 14, 2022), Omar El Akkad (November 10, 2022), Anthony Doerr (March 30, 2023), and Isabel Wilkerson (April 26, 2023). Doors & VIP Patron Reception at 7:00 p.m. | Event at 8:00 p.m. ...
Thursday, March 30, 2023
7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY 14201 (Free Parking)
Isabel Wilkerson - Babel 2022-2023 - Just Buffalo Literary Center
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BABEL: Isabel Wilkerson

Join National Book Critics Circle Award-winning and bestselling author Isabel Wilkerson and host Barbara Cole for an in-depth and in-person discussion about her work and her book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration. ...
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall & Online
3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY 14201 (Free Parking) / Online via Livestream
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Silo City Reading Series 2022

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Writing Workshops

Register for one of our upcoming writing workshops.

Adult Writing Workshops

December 2022
Buffalo Writes with Justin Karcher
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Buffalo Writes with Justin Karcher

Join us for a drop-in writing time facilitated by established writers from Just Buffalo. During this writing session, you will be offered generative writing prompts and tips, with the opportunity to share your work. Come and write among fellow writers and creatives in the heart of downtown at Just Buffalo Literary Center. ...
Wednesday, December 21, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Just Buffalo Literary Center
468 Washington St., 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY
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Youth Writing Workshops

December 2022
Fake Records, Real Feelings with Ariel Aberg-Riger
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Fake Records, Real Feelings with Ariel Aberg-Riger

Can poetry be an object? Can art be a sound? Can you write a story through a song list? In this workshop, we’re going to back our way into building a narrative by creating fake records. We’ll get inspired by real albums and cover art, and then cut, glue, collage, paint, and write our own fictional albums. You’ll invent a band, name their album and all the songs inside (from hit single to b-side tracks), design a cardboard record and album cover sleeve, and see what true feelings emerge… ...
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203
Poetry & Performance with Youth Ambassador Liam
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Poetry and Performance with JBWC Youth Ambassador, Liam

An introduction to the relationships between poetry and performance. We will discuss what separates performance poetry from standard poetics, how to approach writing for performance and specific performance techniques. ...
Thursday, December 8, 2022
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203
Open Share on December 13, 2022 at the Just Buffalo Writing Center
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Open Share

Open Share is a time for you to share any of your creations/thoughts with peers. Poems, stories, comics, video games, drawings: we want to hear all about what you are making, whether you share your piece or just tell us your plans. Are you currently inspired by something (music, art, books, film, recent experiences)? You’re also invited to share your inspirations with us! ...
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203
Creative Writing Tactics with Dwight Coleman
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Creative Writing Tactics and How to Beat Writer’s Block with JBWC alum Dwight Coleman (hybrid)

In this workshop students will explore different tactics when combating writer's block. Students will find comfort in the blocked experience and learn to revisit a project when the correct time is presented. Students will also explore the writing process away from the pen and explore the world outside of the pen. ...
Thursday, December 15, 2022
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203
Automatic Writing with Gabriel Bump
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Automatic Writing with Gabriel Bump (hybrid)

In this one-hour workshop, we'll fall into our thoughts. Students will try to write without pausing, without second-guessing themselves. We'll get lost in our writing, find a trance-like state, stumble, maybe, onto something revelatory. For inspiration, we'll read excerpts from Ducks, Newburyport. ...
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203
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Teacher Workshops

December 2022
Teachers Are Writers with Jillian Hanesworth
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Teachers Are Writers with Jillian Hanesworth (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, December 15, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203
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