Since 1982, Just Buffalo Literary Center has led the way for literary arts education in Western New York. The Just Buffalo Writing Center (JBWC) has long been a gathering place designed to aid young and emerging writers ages 12–18 in the cultivation of their writing skills, as well as adult writers of all ages and skill levels. But the JBWC is also a great resource for encouraging and supporting the teachers and schools in our community.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. EST
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. EST
Joanna Penn Cooper, author of The Itinerant Girl’s Guide to Self-Hypnosis (Brooklyn Arts Press), What Is a Domicile (Noctuary Press), and Crown (Ravenna Press), as well as several chapbooks.
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Sunday, November 1, 2020
Sunday, November 8, 2020
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Sunday, November 22, 2020
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. EST
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Thursday, November 19, 2020
6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. EST
Monday, November 2, 2020
Monday, November 9, 2020
Monday, November 16, 2020
7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. EST
Tim Wendel, author of 13 books including Cancer Crossings: A Brother, His Doctors and the Quest to Cure Childhood Leukemia, and Summer of ’68: The Season When Baseball, and America, Changed Forever
Saturday, November 7, 2020
1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. EST
Saturday, November 14, 2020
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST
Our programs are designed for any level of writer, from beginner to advanced. Taught by established writers, hone your craft in a relaxed, nonjudgmental atmosphere.
All youth writing workshops are FREE, aimed at young writers aged 12–18, currently virtual, and limited to 8 participants.
One of Just Buffalo’s greatest strengths is our ability to reach students of all ages and abilities—gifted and talented, at-risk, or special needs—and we’re proud to work with public, private, Catholic, and charter schools, as well as community centers throughout Western New York.
We believe that teachers are the most passionate, dedicated, and creative people on the planet, and we want to support their creativity. That’s why we created Teachers Are Writers: Writing Without The Curriculum—a happy hour-style writing workshop for teachers that meets monthly at the JBWC.
Check out the best works written by Just Buffalo Writing Center students from over the years in our annual anthology of student writing.
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.
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.
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.