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'Lit City Celebration' activates Buffalo's Reading Park Sept. 29


Thu, Sep 15th 2022 11:25 pm

Performances of poetry, music celebrate local arts community and NFTA public art project

Just Buffalo Literary Center and the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library invite the community to a “Lit City Celebration” from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Central Library’s Reading Park in downtown Buffalo (1 Lafayette Square).

The event, which celebrates Buffalo’s literary community and the year-long “Lit City: On the Move” public art project in collaboration with the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, features poetry readings; music performances by Daughters of Creative Sound, Little Cake and Taylor Made Jazz; made-to-order poetry on typewriters; video screenings and more.

Featured readers – whose poetry has appeared on buses, bus shelters and at transit stations throughout Buffalo this year as part of “Lit City: On the Move” – include Ansie Baird, Theo Bellavia-Frank, Kim Chinquee, Allei Floyd, Jillian Hanesworth, Zanaya Hussain, Justin Karcher, Amanda Kelly, Rebekah S. Malone, Trinity Ridout, Sherry Robbins, Maria Scrivani, Irene Sipos, Annette Daniels Taylor, Carol Townsend, Julio Montalvo Valentín, Keira VanDerBeck and ryki zuckerman.

The “Lit City Celebration” is free and open to the public, made possible with support from the New York State Council on the Arts. A schedule of performances will be made available ahead of the event at justbuffalo.org/lit-city-celebration and at www.BuffaloLib.org

Just Buffalo Literary Center’s mission is to create and strengthen communities through the literary arts. For more information, visit justbuffalo.org.

Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries, representing 37 libraries and the “Library on Wheels” bookmobile, circulated over 5.17 million materials, including over 1 million eBooks and eAudiobooks in 2021. Traditional and online library card applications are available in libraries, on the system’s website at www.BuffaloLib.org/library-cards, or by calling 716-858-8900.

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