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

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

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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.

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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.

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Ben Brindise’s Chapbook Release

Sunday, March 12, 2017

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Silo City Reading Series: Mathias Svalina

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Writing Center Workshop

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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.

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Writing Center Workshop

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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.

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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.

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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.

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

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Breaking It Down: A Free Adult Poetry Workshop with Lytton Smith

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

Bruce Fisher Book Signing at Burchfield Penney

Friday, May 11, 2018
Bruce Fisher Book Signing at Burchfield Penney

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

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Peach x Foundlings s03e02: Hidden Faces Reading + Masquerade

Saturday, December 29, 2018

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

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Organizing Isolation: Half-Lives of Love at Long Distance

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