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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Youth Writing Workshops & Events

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

All workshops are currently VIRTUAL, aimed at young writers aged 12–18, and limited to 8 participants.

*ACCESSIBILITY NOTE: Writers are welcome to participate with OR without video and audio during any of our virtual sessions. If you have any questions/issues accessing any of these opportunities, please let us know and we will work with you to make sure you can participate.

Virtual Writing Feedback: No ZOOM Required

JBWC staff and volunteers would love to read what you’ve been writing. We can provide feedback, help you brainstorm/troubleshoot, or connect you with writing resources and publishing opportunities. Generally, we offer this through email and Google docs, but we are happy to adjust to fit your needs. To get started, email the JBWC Coordinator Robin Jordan at rjordan@justbuffalo.org.

Using a Story Circle: Steps to Structure your Story

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Where:
Online Workshop

When:
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 @ 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

To register –  email Writing Center Coordinator, Robin Jordan at rjordan@justbuffalo.org. This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 8 participants.

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Open Workshop

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Where:
Online Workshop
When:
Thursday, September 24, 2020 @ 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

To register – email Writing Center Coordinator, Robin Jordan at rjordan@justbuffalo.org.
This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 8 participants.

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Cast of Characters

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

D Arthur - Cast of Characters

Where:
Online Workshop

When:
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 @ 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

To register –  email Writing Center Coordinator, Robin Jordan at rjordan@justbuffalo.org. This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 8 participants.

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Open Workshop

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Open Workshop

Where:
Online Workshop
When:
Thursday, October 1, 2020 @ 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

To register – email Writing Center Coordinator, Robin Jordan at rjordan@justbuffalo.org.
This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 8 participants.

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Letter writing poems: Epistolary Present & Imaginary &

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Christina Vega-Westhoff - Letter Writing Poems

Where:
Online Workshop

When:
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 @ 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

To register – email Writing Center Coordinator, Robin Jordan at rjordan@justbuffalo.org. This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 8 participants.

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Open Workshop

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Where:
Online Workshop
When:
Thursday, October 1, 2020 @ 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

To register – email Writing Center Coordinator, Robin Jordan at rjordan@justbuffalo.org.
This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 8 participants.

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Under Construction

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Fiona Stewart - Under Construction

Where:
Online Workshop

When:
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 @ 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

To register –  email Writing Center Coordinator, Robin Jordan at rjordan@justbuffalo.org. This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 8 participants.

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Youth Writing Workshop at GLYS Drop-In Center

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

JBWC at GLYS

Youth Writing Workshop at GLYS Drop-In Center

Where:
Online Workshop
When:
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 @ 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

TO REGISTER: Email Program Assistant, Richie Wills at rwills@justbuffalo.org or Galina Swords at dropincenter@glyswny.org This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18.

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Open Workshop

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Open Workshop

Where:
Online Workshop
When:
Thursday, October 15, 2020 @ 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

To register – email Writing Center Coordinator, Robin Jordan at rjordan@justbuffalo.org.
This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 8 participants.

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Free-Association Cartooning

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Caitlin Cass - Free-Association Cartooning
Where:
Online Workshop

When:
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 @ 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

To register – email Writing Center Coordinator, Robin Jordan at rjordan@justbuffalo.org. This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 8 participants.

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Open Workshop

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Where:
Online Workshop
When:
Thursday, October 22, 2020 @ 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

To register – email Writing Center Coordinator, Robin Jordan at rjordan@justbuffalo.org.
This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 8 participants.

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Talk to the Hand(book): Alternative Manuals

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Laura Marris - Talk to the Hand(book)
Where:
Online Workshop

When:
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 @ 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

To register – email Writing Center Coordinator, Robin Jordan at rjordan@justbuffalo.org. This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 8 participants.

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Open Workshop

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Open Workshop

Where:
Online Workshop
When:
Thursday, October 29, 2020 @ 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

To register – email Writing Center Coordinator, Robin Jordan at rjordan@justbuffalo.org.
This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 8 participants.

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The Story of Story: Character, Catharsis & Emotional Arch in Fiction

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Alexis David - Story of Story
Where:
Online Workshop

When:
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 @ 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

To register – email Writing Center Coordinator, Robin Jordan at rjordan@justbuffalo.org. This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 8 participants.

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Open Workshop

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Where:
Online Workshop
When:
Thursday, November 5, 2020 @ 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

To register – email Writing Center Coordinator, Robin Jordan at rjordan@justbuffalo.org.
This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 8 participants.

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Here For It: Pictures. Words. Justice.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Joel Brenden - Here for it
Where:
Online Workshop

When:
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 @ 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

To register – email Writing Center Coordinator, Robin Jordan at rjordan@justbuffalo.org. This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 8 participants.

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Open Workshop

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Open Workshop

Where:
Online Workshop
When:
Thursday, November 12, 2020 @ 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

To register – email Writing Center Coordinator, Robin Jordan at rjordan@justbuffalo.org.
This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 8 participants.

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Regimen Writing

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Dana Venerable - Regimen Writing
Where:
Online Workshop

When:
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 @ 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

To register – email Writing Center Coordinator, Robin Jordan at rjordan@justbuffalo.org. This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 8 participants.

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Open Workshop

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Where:
Online Workshop
When:
Thursday, November 19, 2020 @ 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

To register – email Writing Center Coordinator, Robin Jordan at rjordan@justbuffalo.org.
This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 8 participants.

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JUST SPEAK

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Gabriel Bump - Just Speak
Where:
Online Workshop

When:
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 @ 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

To register – email Writing Center Coordinator, Robin Jordan at rjordan@justbuffalo.org. This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 8 participants.

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Digital Publishing

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Digital Publishing - Travis Sharp
Where:
Online Workshop

When:
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 @ 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

To register – email Writing Center Coordinator, Robin Jordan at rjordan@justbuffalo.org. This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 8 participants.

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Open Workshop

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Open Workshop

Where:
Online Workshop
When:
Thursday, December 3, 2020 @ 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

To register – email Writing Center Coordinator, Robin Jordan at rjordan@justbuffalo.org.
This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 8 participants.

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Anxiety Cartooning

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Caitlin Cass - Anxiety Cartooning - December 8, 2020
Where:
Online Workshop

When:
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 @ 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

To register – email Writing Center Coordinator, Robin Jordan at rjordan@justbuffalo.org. This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 8 participants.

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Open Workshop

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Where:
Online Workshop
When:
Thursday, December 10, 2020 @ 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

To register – email Writing Center Coordinator, Robin Jordan at rjordan@justbuffalo.org.
This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 8 participants.

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Found Language Hybrid Workshop

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Julianne Neely - Found Language Hybrids
Where:
Online Workshop

When:
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 @ 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

To register – email Writing Center Coordinator, Robin Jordan at rjordan@justbuffalo.org. This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 8 participants.

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Open Workshop

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Open Workshop

Where:
Online Workshop
When:
Thursday, December 17, 2020 @ 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

To register – email Writing Center Coordinator, Robin Jordan at rjordan@justbuffalo.org.
This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 8 participants.

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Where?

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

When?

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

Who?

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