Aidan Ryan

Writer, Poet, Publisher

Just Buffalo teaching artist Aidan Ryan is a writer and educator based in Buffalo, NY, and co-founder and publisher of Foundlings Press. He graduated from the Canisius College Creative Writing Program and went on to study at the W.B. Yeats International Summer School in Sligo, Ireland and to earn his master’s at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of the cut-up poetry collection Organizing Isolation: Half-Lives of Love at Long Distance (Linoleum Press, 2017), as well as two educational children’s books on computer programming and news media literacy; notable essays and interviews have appeared on CNN and in The White ReviewRain Taxi, and Traffic East, and he is a regular music critic, travel writer, and cultural essayist for The Skinny. As an editor, he conceived and managed the production of My Next Heart: New Buffalo Poetry (BlazeVOX, 2017), and with Max Crinnin curated and co-edited Constant Stranger: After Frank Stanford (Foundlings Press, 2018). Janet McNally selected Aidan for the Judge’s Prize in the Just Buffalo Members Competition in 2017. He is currently at work on a short history of the Canisius College Hassett Reading.

Upcoming Workshops & Events

Foundlings Vol. 2 Release Party

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Foundlings Vol 2 Reading
Where:

Sterling Tap and Wurst
1487 Hertel Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14216
Date: December 29, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m. (more…)

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Justin Karcher’s Chapbook Release

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


Where:

The Alley Cat
199 Allen Street
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: February 8, 2017
Time: 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. (more…)

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Babble: Poets Storm Nietzsche’s

Monday, March 6, 2017

Where:
Nietzsche’s
248 Allen Street
Buffalo, NY
Date: March 6, 2017
Time: 8:00 p.m. (more…)

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Ben Brindise’s Chapbook Release

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Rotten Kid by Ben Brindise
Where:

The Gypsy Parlor
376 Grant Street
Buffalo, New York 14213
Date: March 12, 2017
Time: 5:00 p.m. (more…)

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Road Less Traveled Poetry Showcase

Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Where:
Road Less Traveled Theater
500 Pearl Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Date: March 29, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m. (more…)

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Aidan Ryan’s Book Release Party

Friday, April 28, 2017


Where:

Burns Building
25 E Huron St, 5th floor
Buffalo, New York 14213
Date: April 28, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. (more…)

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Flip the Script: Buffalo Actors Reading Buffalo Poets

Wednesday, May 3, 2017


Where:
Road Less Traveled Productions
500 Pearl Street
Buffalo, New York 14202
Date: May 3, 2017
Time: 7:00 – 10:30 p.m. (more…)

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Save Our Hostel Soirée

Friday, May 19, 2017


Where:
Hostel Buffalo-Niagara
667 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14203
Date: Friday, May 19, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $5 (more…)

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Silo City Reading Series: Mathias Svalina

Saturday, June 3, 2017
Featuring:
Mathias Svalina
Aidan Ryan
music by Cages
film by Mary Helena Clark
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Writing Center Workshop

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

collage by Wallace Berman

Writing the Other: Creative Nonfiction

Taught by: Aidan Ryan, writer & poet

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: August 22 & August 24, 2017
Additional dates: August 28 & August 31, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

collage by Wallace Berman

Writing the Other: Creative Nonfiction

Taught by: Aidan Ryan, writer & poet

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: August 28 & August 31, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Lit Mag Round Table

Wednesday, February 28, 2018


Led by: Rachelle Toarmino, Peach Mag
Aidan Ryan, Foundlings Press
Joel Brenden, Linoleum Press

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: February 28, 2018
Time: 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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“MY RADAR DATA KNOWS ITS THING” Launch Reading & Reception

Friday, March 16, 2018


Where:

Hotel Henry
Corner of Rockwell Rd. & Cleveland Cir.
Buffalo, New York
Date: March 16, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m. (more…)

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Breaking It Down: A Free Adult Poetry Workshop with Lytton Smith

Sunday, March 18, 2018
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Where:
Hotel Henry
444 Forest Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14213
Date: March 18, 2018
Time: 10-11:00 a.m. (more…)

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Bruce Fisher Book Signing at Burchfield Penney

Friday, May 11, 2018
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Where:
Burchfield Penney Art Center
1300 Elmwood Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14222
Date: May 11, 2018
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Peach x Foundlings s03e02: Hidden Faces Reading + Masquerade

Saturday, December 29, 2018
Peach Mag x Foundlings s03e02

Where:
MIMO DECOR
1251 Hertel Ave
Buffalo, New York 14216
Date: November 28, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m. (more…)

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No other workshops or events currently scheduled. Check back soon for more details.

By Aidan Ryan

Organizing Isolation: Half-Lives of Love at Long Distance

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

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