Sherry Robbins

Sherry Robbins - Writers in Education Teaching Artist - Just Buffalo Literary Center

Just Buffalo teaching artist SHERRY ROBBINS has conducted creative writing workshops throughout New York State and abroad for more than 30 years and works with hundreds of students each year. She has a Masters in the poetics of ecstasy and two books of poetry, Snapshots of Paradise and Or, the Whale. Sherry ran her own letterpress for years, is a certified yoga teacher, and a multi-year panelist for the NEA’s Art Works program.

Upcoming Workshops & Events

Writing Center Workshop

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

“Palimpsest: Writing Over and Between the Lines”

Taught by: Sherry Robbins, poet
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: February 9 & February 11, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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BABEL @ Betty’s

Monday, April 11, 2016


Book Discussion: Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle, Book One

Betty’s Restaurant
370 Virginia Street
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: April 11, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | Doors open at 6:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Falling Down, Rising Up

Taught by: Sherry Robbins, poet
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: September 13 & 15, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Resist Much/Obey Little Book Launch and Poetry Reading

Friday, March 31, 2017

The Second Reader Bookshop
1421 Hertel Ave
Buffalo, NY 14216
Date: March 31, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. (more…)

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Betty McNulty Wilkinson ’25 Poet presents Sherry Robbins

Friday, April 21, 2017
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Buffalo Seminary
SEM Chapel
205 Bidwell Pkwy
Buffalo, NY 14222
Date: April 21, 2017
Time: 2:30 p.m. (more…)

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Write Here. Write Now.

Saturday, November 3, 2018
Taught by: Sherry Robbins
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: October 20 | October 27 | November 3
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $110 | $95 for members

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

By Sherry Robbins

Sherry Robbins - or, The Whale - Just Buffalo Literary Center

or, The Whale

“Sherry Robbins, ubiquitous sailor at voyage in the allegorical myth of and in her life, explores her journey, the wovenings of woman currents, root drinker and her map of heaven. She is her life of adored poetry and summoning her poetry is here a balance of all the corners.”
—Michael Basinski

“‘We’ll sail / widdershins / and keep the cauldron / hot. Blubber / and apple chowder, / a mother-daughter banquet.’ So, in the title poem, Sherry Robbins focuses her rendering of Moby-Dick. Her female Ishmael moves counter to Melville’s as she voyages deeply: ‘We know almost everything / worth knowing, / for the womb / is our Yale College and our Harvard.’ Facing squarely her deepest fears, Robbins probes the inland sea of her body and of her city, builds upon the mother-daughter bond, and forces life’s boundaries out . . . At once a tribute to Melville and a vision of woman in our world, this sublime book . . . gives birth to Robbins’s grand hooded phantom….”
—David Landry

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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