Just Buffalo Literary Center exists to share stories, give voice, and build community. The 2020/21 season will focus on writers whose work addresses issues related to the body, health, disability, and healing with different perspectives on that theme (i.e. the Black body; mother's bodies as sites of legal/political activity; the disabled body and discourses around abelism; AIDS and activism; and rhetoric(s) of cancer).

Designed to empower participants to explore literature as a means to translate their own experiences with health & the healthcare system, grief, trauma and victory over circumstance, the season will provide an artistic lens by which audiences may acknowledge and reshape outdated paradigms, nurture empathy, and promote healing and self-agency through creative expression.

All events will be online and FREE. Register through Crowdcast for access. 

Upcoming Events


The CAI accepts proposals for residencies for sessions from as short as a few days up to four months. All fields of creative art are eligible to participate. Both emerging artists and established artists are invited to participate. Companies and collaborating artists may apply.

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Arts One

Arts One is a unique academic experience, designed to introduce students to a wide range of artistic performance and creative activity and to connect them to the artistic resources in the Buffalo community. Over the course of a semester, students will attend a variety of artistic exhibitions and performances both on campus in in Buffalo.

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Have questions about the CAI? Want to collaborate? Please contact us.

Creative Arts Initiative
610 Samuel Clemens Hall
Buffalo, NY  14260-7015

Phone: (716) 645-6073
email: CAI-UB@Buffalo.edu

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