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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In-School Programming & Field Trips

Just Buffalo Literary Center has led the way for literary arts education in Western New York. 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.

Recognized by a New York State Governor’s Arts Award and a Buffalo Alliance for Education Award

Writing Programs

Each of our writing programs is custom-designed in partnership with teachers and administrators.

Writer in Residence Program


Professional writers join students in the classroom for custom-designed, theme-based residencies, complementing the school curriculum and supporting Common Core Learning Standards.



Foster a love of the written word from the inside out by learning how to make a book, from book binding to printing techniques.

Open Mic at the JBWC

Monologues & Dialogues

Discover your voice through creative writing and performance as you learn how to write a play.

Write to Realize

Write to Realize

Learn how to face your future and stand out in a crowd through creative college essays.

Field Trip to the Just Buffalo Writing Center

Field Trips

Just Buffalo also welcomes schools, educators, organizations, and groups to visit our Writing Center for a custom-designed creative writing experience.

Contact JBWC to Get Started

To bring Just Buffalo’s award-winning writing programs to your school or coordinate a field trip, fill out the form below to let us know of your interest. For more information, contact Robin Jordan, Writing Center Director by phone at (716) 861-9091 or by e-mail at rjordan@justbuffalo.org. We will get back to you in a timely fashion to discuss future opportunities.