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'Silo City Reading Series' 2023 season announced


Tue, May 9th 2023 12:10 pm

3-event series begins June 10

The 11th season of the “Silo City Reading Series,” a multigenre celebration of poetry, music and art held in Marine A – a 130-foot-high abandoned grain silo at the edge of the Buffalo River – kicks off June 10 with an event headlined by National Book Award Finalist poet Solmaz Sharif, author of “Customs” (Graywolf Press, 2022) and Tyrone Williams, University at Buffalo professor and David Gray Chair of Poetry & Letters. Tickets, offered for $10, are available at justbuffalo.org.

The three-event season begins June 10 with Sharif and Williams, Buffalo-based experimental music act Plant Water, and photographer Brandon Watson. On July 22, poets Ana Božičević, author, most recently of “New Life” (Wave Books, 2023), will be joined by Erie-based poet Sean Thomas Dougherty, musical act Wild Pink, and artist Mizin Shin. On Aug. 26, award-winning poet Roger Reeves will perform with the soon-to-be-announced winner of the 2023 JBLC Poetry Fellowship, musician Katie Bejsiuk, and artist Max Collins.

Support for the “Silo City Reading Series” is provided by the Cullen Foundation, the Stenclik Family Charitable Fund, Rich Products Corp., the New York State Council for the Arts, and Erie County Cultural Funding.

“Silo City Reading Series” events take place in Marine A, behind Duende at Silo City, 85 Silo City Row. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the events begin at 7:30 p.m. Capacity is limited, and advance tickets are required. Books by featured poets in the series will be available for purchase on-site by Buffalo bookseller Fitz Books.

To learn more about Just Buffalo Literary Center’s “Silo City Reading Series” or purchase tickets, visit justbuffalo.org.

About Just Buffalo Literary Center

Just Buffalo Literary Center’s mission is to create and strengthen communities through the literary arts. For over 45 years, the organization has brought the world’s top writers to Buffalo, hosted poetry events and readings, and supported the development of young writers. For more information, visit justbuffalo.org.

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