Teaching Services Category

JBLC BABEL Virtual Reading Group

ALISON BECHDEL’S THE SECRET TO SUPERHUMAN STRENGTH Join Just Buffalo for a lively discussion of Alison Bechdel’s The Secret to Superhuman Strength, facilitated by teaching artist Sherry Robbins. Bechdel is the featured author at BABEL on March 16, 2022. This event is virtual, so you can join from anywhere! Participants will receive the Zoom link in […]

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Tarot Writing Workshop

For more information, contact Just Buffalo at http://www.justbuffalo.org or call (716) 832-5400 Tarot Writing with Sherry Robbins (Hybrid) A Fool’s Journey from innocence through experience to insight, using the idea of fortune and oracle to see through your writer’s blocks. No knowledge of tarot required—just curiosity and a spirit of exploration. During this three-session adult […]

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The Year of Magical Thinking

A Just Buffalo Literary Center Adult Workshop Join Sherry Robbins for a 3-session exploration of Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking. Each session will focus on Didion’s style, and themes which include style as a container, loss in all its meanings, and how, when, and why we all resort to magical thinking. Lively discussion […]

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My Earliest Memory*

My Earliest Memory*   I was a baby. It was Spring or maybe Fall. I was in Georgia. The wind was blowing. It sounded like it was sad. I could hear my cat meowing. My Mom put me in bed for a nap. And there was a tap tap at my window. But it was […]

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A Boy*

A Boy There’s a boy. He’s in the dark. He talks and talks. He talks but no one listens. He’s fallen but never been caught. He takes the time to speak his mind, but no one’s taken the time to listen to his rhymes. He’s in the dark. He wants to come out. But he […]

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Choices, Fears*

Choices, Fears   Choices, fears, like rolling hills, melt away at the scents and feels of nature around me. Gurgle. The splashing brook washes worries away. And here is me, too shy to say this, wondering, pondering, why is there life? This park path was made for me, I know, I feel, I wonder. *Gretchen […]

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Where I’m From*

Where I’m From I’m from a place where nature rises with the sun and together we rise with thankfulness and peace we never give up and we fight for our rights light of the sun, whisper of the wind and songs from the birds   Awaken everyone in peace!           *Ro Hay N. B., International […]

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Kitchenette Building

Kitchenette Building   We are things of dry hours and the involuntary plan, Grayed in, and gray. “Dream” mate, a giddy sound, not strong Like “rent”, “feeding a wife”, “satisfying a man”. But could a dream sent up through onion fumes Its white and violet, fight with fried potatoes And yesterday’s garbage ripening in the […]

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from Song of the Andoumboulou: 44

from Song of the Andoumboulou: 44 Splay Anthem, Nathaniel Mackey   It was night nowhere near where we were. Eyes popped, no one saw             me… I bit my reed, it was a black                                                                   cat             bone…             All I wanted was to walk with an ushering wind at       each elbow, a […]

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Space In Between Us *

Space In Between Us             Trees rumbling             Sweet tastes             of the             sour, bitter    dreams in my head.       I’m so big and yet so small.    I’m an ant in a plain, so far away, far, far away. Too much space, an empty hole             in my mind. I stop time […]

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