Christina Vega-Westhoff

Christina Vega-Westhoff
Poet & Translator

Just Buffalo teaching artist Christina Vega-Westhoffis a poet, translator, and aerialist. She is the author of Suelo Tide Cement, winner of the 2017 Nightboat Prize for Poetry. Vega-Westhoff also works as a teaching artist with the Geneseo Migrant Center and Young Audiences of Western New York and as a movement instructor with The Bird’s Nest Circus Arts. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, most recently BAX 2018: Best American Experimental Writing and Words Without Borders. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Arizona and a BA in English and Latin American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She choreographs and performs interdisciplinary works independently and for festivals and theatre, dance, and circus companies.

Upcoming Workshops & Events

Writing Center Workshop

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

“Translation & Multilingual Writing”

Taught by: Christina Vega-Westhoff , poet & translator
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: January 19 & 21, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

“Poetry & Movement”
Thom Donovan quote

Taught by: Christina Vega-Westhoff, poet & translator
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: March 29 & 31, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

“Ecopoetry”
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Taught by: Christina Vega-Westhoff, poet & translator
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: May 10 & 12, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

words
“Led By A Word”

Taught by: Christina Vega-Westhoff, poet & translator
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date:  July 12 & 14, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

“Ekphrastic Writing with Buffalo Architecture”
guaranty building

Taught by: Christina Vega-Westhoff, poet & translator
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: September 6 & 8, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

[image – Mary Ruefle]

Things Presented to the Mind: Curating Collaboration Between Object and Poem

Taught by: Christina Vega-Westhoff, poet & translator
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: January 31 & February 2, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

[image Jen Bervin – from “The Dickinson Composite Series”]

Things Presented to the Mind: Curating Collaboration Between Object and Poem continued

Taught by: Christina Vega-Westhoff, poet & translator
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: February 7 & February 9, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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String & Word Workshop

Tuesday, January 30, 2018


Led by: 
Nina Vega-Westhoff, poet & translator

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: January 30 & February 1, 2018
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Essay Press Reading

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Where:
Sugar City
1239 Niagara Street
Buffalo, New York 14213
Date: March 24, 2018
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m. (more…)

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“Suelo Tide Cement” Book Launch

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Where:
The Bird’s Nest
64 Fillmore Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14210
Date: April 21, 2018
Time: 8-9:30 p.m. (more…)

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String & Word Workshop

Tuesday, May 1, 2018


Led by: 
Nina Vega-Westhoff, poet & translator

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: May 1 & 3, 2018
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Speak Easy: Nina Vega-Westhoff

Wednesday, August 15, 2018


Where:
Buffalo Distilling
860 Seneca St
Buffalo, NY 14210
Date: August 15, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m. (more…)

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@ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203

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