Writing Center & Youth Writing Workshops

Upcoming Youth Writing Workshops

All workshops are FREE, aimed at young writers aged 12–18, and limited to 12 participants.
JBWC Hours 3:30-6:00 pm || workshops begin at 4:30

Write Your Own Children’s Book

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
write your own children's book

Taught by: Caitie McAneney
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: February 26 & 28, 2019
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

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Open Workshop

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

open workshopFacilitated by: JBWC Staff & Volunteers
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: February 27, 2019
Time: 3:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

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Ambient Writing

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
ambient snowfall
Taught by: Jake Reber
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: March 5 & 7, 2019
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

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Poetry You Can See

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
poetry you can see

Taught by: Bee Walsh
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: March 12 & 14, 2019
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

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Open Workshop

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Facilitated by: JBWC Staff & Volunteers
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: March 13, 2019
Time: 3:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

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Eco Means Home Haiku Workshop

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Eco Means Home Haiku
Taught by: Dayatra Hassan
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: March 19 & 21, 2019
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

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The Hundred Thousand Billion Poems Workshop

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
The Hundred Thousand Billion Poems-min
Instructor: Laura Marris
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: March 26 & 28, 2019
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

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Open Workshop

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Facilitated by: JBWC Staff & Volunteers
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: March 27, 2019
Time: 3:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

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Open Workshop

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

open workshop-minFacilitated by: JBWC Staff & Volunteers
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: April 3, 2019
Time: 3:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

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Special Visit with Layli Long Soldier

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Layli_Long_Soldier
Taught by: Layli Long Soldier
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: April 4, 2019
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

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Open Workshop

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

open workshop-minFacilitated by: JBWC Staff & Volunteers
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: April 10, 2019
Time: 3:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

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Closed

Monday, April 22, 2019

The JBWC will be closed between April 22nd – April 4th, 2019

About the JBWC

Dedicated to the empowerment of young voices, the Just Buffalo Writing Center provides access to writing workshops, literary events, and one-on-one assistance with all kinds of writing. Our center hopes to help young people attain the tools they need to flourish as writers and leaders in our community.

Free Workshops

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 3:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street
@ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203

Upcoming Workshops

Creative Writing Programs in Schools

Learn more about Just Buffalo's award-winning creative writing programs, helping students achieve in schools throughout Western New York.

Our Creative Writing Programs

PAST WORKSHOPS

2018
Wearable Poetry
Introduction to Erasure
The Poetics of Photography
Improvisation as a Tool for Writing & Performing a Ten-Minute Play
Fiction for the Visual Mind
On Dialogue in Fiction
Drawing Words & Writing Visual Texts
A Character’s Journey
Art Comix
Portraiture with photojournalist Brendan Bannon
Experimenting with Essay
Illustrated Dream Films
Writing as a Daily Practice
Dream-Poems & Poem as Dreams with Mathias Svalina
Writing the Animal Within
The Secret Sauce between History & Sci-fi
Poetry Video Workshop
Say Yr Impossible with Hoa Nguyen
“Artivism” Workshop
Flash Dance: A Flash Fiction Workshop
Caryl Churchill Workshop
String & Word
Adventure State: A Songwriting Workshop
Podcasting
Bookmaking
2017
Long Years apart – can / make no/ Breach a/ second cannot/fill”: Messaging with Emily Dickinson
The Medium is the Message (Weird Books)
Short Story Horror Workshop
Speaking Trees in the Dark: an eco-fiction workshop
Junktext
Creating Comic Strips
Writing the Other: Creative Nonfiction
Lottery Art Project
Screenwriting
Writing Like A Minimalist
Make Your Own Chapbook
Unwriting the Critique
Advanced Cartooning
(Re-/Un-) Writing the Identity
When Essays Misbehave
Experiments in Collaboration – Film Score
Harold Pinter Workshop
Things Presented to the Mind: Curating Collaboration Between Object & Poem
2016
Approaching Your Rewrite
Writing & Performing Dramatic Monologues
Narrative & Sensory Poems
Borders & Boundaries
STEAM-Powered Comics
Multimedia Meets Literary
Falling Down, Rising Up
Science Fiction’s Infinite Futures
Poem as Dispatch
Virtual Reality Poetry
The Object Project
Atomic Metaphors, Botanical Rhythms
Self-Publishing
Cartoon Camp
Ekphrastic Writing with Buffalo Architecture
Led By A Word
Story Craft
Writing From Personal Experience
Make Your Own Chapbook
Writing Outside the Lines
Big Stories: An Intro to Novel Writing
Introduction to Spoken Word
Ecopoetry
What’s Your Name
Postcard Poetry
Poetry & Movement
Draw My Life: Autobiographical Cartooning
Manifesto Writing
Palimpsest: Writing Over & Between the Lines
Science Fiction’s Infinite Futures
Indian Peacock Book
2015
Treasure Troave
Play Openings
Metamorphosis
Collaborative Writing
Sound Poetics
Playwriting Made Easy
Visual Poetry & Film
This Writing is Really Moving: Writing with the Whole Body
The Crossroads of Poetry & Song Lyrics
Finding Fiction: Place
Creative Nonfiction: Mapping Buffalo
Poetic Translation
What is a Chapbook?
Reading & Responding
Digital Language
Masters of the Grid: Graphic Novel Writing
Poetry in Motion
2014
Poetic Trading Cards
Hardship Writing
Writing Dramatic Monologues
Ghost Poems
3D Zentangle Sculpture
A Picture’s Worth A …
Epics & Fairy Tales
Songwriting
Experiments in Autobiography
Making Creatures
Diamante Spiral Bookmaking
Page to Stage: Performance & Writing
Found Poetry: Repurposing Language
Writing to the World – Open Letters
The Are of Vine Videos
One Act Plays
The Fundamentals of Fiction