Our Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

As a precaution to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and care for our community, Just Buffalo Literary Center has postponed a number of events, and we will follow the guidance of Buffalo Public Schools in terms of Just Buffalo Writing Center programming.

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The Just Buffalo Writing Center

Youth Writing Workshops

All workshops are FREE, aimed at young writers aged 12–18, and limited to 12 participants.

About the Writing Center

The Just Buffalo Writing Center provides access to writing workshops, literary events, and one-on-one assistance with all kinds of writing.

It’s For Teachers, Too!

From workshops to professional development, we are a resource for the most passionate, dedicated, and creative people on the planet—teachers.

Wordplay Mural - Just Buffalo Literary Center

Wordplay: Student Anthology

Check out the best works written by Just Buffalo Writing Center students from over the years in our annual anthology of student writing.

Made-To-Order Poems - Just Buffalo Literary Center

Made-to-Order Poems

Order a poem on a topic of your choosing and support Buffalo’s next generation of literary voices. All poems are written by students of the Just Buffalo Writing Center.

John Cale Youth Writing Workshop - Just Buffalo Writing Center

Our Teaching Artists

Just Buffalo’s teaching artists represent the best of Western New York’s literary presence, from poetry and fiction to playwriting, non-fiction and beyond.

Become a Teaching Artist

Are you interested in becoming a Just Buffalo teaching artist? Find out what it takes to get involved in our creative writing workshops.


Want to help guide young writers? Sign up to work with teens 12–18 on writing and more during open hours at the JBWC.


We believe in the power of the literary arts to change individual lives and communities. Help us put that vision into action.


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


Tuesdays, Wednesdays*, & Thursdays | 3:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Youth Writing Workshops begin at 4:30 p.m.
*Wednesdays are open workshops.


All workshops are FREE, aimed at young writers aged 12–18, and limited to 12 participants.