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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Support Just Buffalo

At Just Buffalo Literary Center, we believe in the love of reading, the art of writing, and the power of the literary arts to change individual lives and communities.

If you believe that books change lives . . . that reading is essential to democracy . . . that creative writing unlocks our imaginations and gives us the tools to be free thinkers and innovators . . . helps us bring together, engage and inspire all of WNY’s readers, writers and dreamers . . . then join us in putting this vision into action.

Just Buffalo is a registered 501-c-3 non-profit organization, and your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.


Your generous gift to Just Buffalo Literary Center can help write the next chapter! Make a donation online today, or call (716) 832-5400 to make a donation by phone.


Join Just Buffalo Literary Center today and save on select events, participate in members-only groups and contests, and get a 10% discount at Talking Leaves Books.


Want to give the gift of your time? Just Buffalo reviews volunteer applications on a rolling basis, with interviews in August and December for the following season.

Other Ways to Give

There are so many ways to give to Just Buffalo. Find a way that’s great for you—and give today.

Donate by Mail

You can also feel free to mail your donation to:

Just Buffalo Literary Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203

An Honorary Gift

Consider a donation to Just Buffalo in honor, or in memory of, someone special, and we’ll send an acknowledgement of your gift.

A Gift for the Future

Consider naming Just Buffalo a beneficiary for even a small portion of your IRA, other retirement plan or life insurance policy. Giving through your will, bequest or other planned gift is a wonderful way to continue to shape the world long into the future. Doing so also makes you a part of Just Buffalo’s Creeley Society. If you have already included Just Buffalo in your estate plans, let us know so that we can include you in Creeley Society events.

Donate Stocks & Securities

Long-term appreciated stocks and securities are excellent ways to provide financial support and realize tax advantages or reductions in capital gains. Please contact Just Buffalo for more information on making a gift of stock or securities through Just Buffalo’s brokerage account.

Become a Corporate Supporter

Businesses of all sizes can partner with Just Buffalo. Your financial support or in-kind contribution helps us fulfill our mission and allows you to reach an influential audience.

Workplace Giving

You can designate donations to Just Buffalo through your participation in United Way, SEFA (for New York state employees), Combined Federal Campaign or other workplace-sponsored programs. Additionally, if your employer has a matching gift program, your donation goes even further!

Join the Literary Leadership Circle

The Literary Leadership Circle was created to recognize our most loyal and generous donors, and provide Just Buffalo Literary Center with the backing needed to consistently present literary programs of the highest quality.

Literary Leaders support the mission of Just Buffalo Literary Center through a pledge of $5,000 or more (total) over a consecutive three-year period. As a member of this committed group of friends, you receive exclusive invitations and special recognition.

Feel the satisfaction of knowing that you are the vanguard of excellent literary arts in Western New York–that you are strengthening our region through programs that enrich and inspire our community.


Contact Just Buffalo for More Info

For information about any of these giving programs, or to request copies of our financial information, please contact us:

If you wish to discuss a donation in person, please contact Executive Director Laurie Dean Torrell: