Literature Program

Thursday, October 12 at 8:00 p.m.

Just Buffalo Literary Center

Terry Tempest Williams


Kleinhans Music Hall

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After a summer of collaborations with Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo for our Read | Seed | Write project, bringing writing workshops and literary public art to green spaces throughout the city, in October, we will welcome environmental author and activist, TERRY TEMPEST WILLIAMS.

Her most recent book, The Hour of Land, is a meditation on the necessary majesty of America's national parks.

When Frederick Law Olmsted designed America's first urban park system here in Buffalo, he understood that parks not only "refresh and delight the eye" but also the "mind and spirit." In keeping with Olmsted's philosophy, Williams's poetic language and soulful explorations of parks as "portals and thresholds of wonder" compel us to confront our stewardship of natural resources. We invite you to join us in celebrating Buffalo's beautiful green spaces and thinking about how we protect them for the next generation.

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Tues.—Fri. 11-6
Sat. 11-2
Sun. & Mon. closed

from Nov. 10, 2017
through Dec. 22, 2017

Laylah Ali
Paintings and Drawings

Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.