Just Buffalo Literary Center will be kicking off the Silo City Reading Series in just a few days. Per usual, the reading series will feature some of the hottest authors and poets on the circuit. The series was launched in 2013, as a way to draw top authors to the area, while mixing in some local talents at the same time.
The reading series is considered the region’s premier interdisciplinary literary event, which mashes up poets, music acts and art installations. All of this takes place at Silo City, one of the city’s most iconic waterfront destinations.
After a couple of last minute scheduling changes, it looks as if everything is set to go off without a hitch.
“Sadly, Ada Limón had to cancel at the last moment, but I couldn’t be more excited to have Corey Zeller come to town,” said,” said Noah Falck, Just Buffalo Writing Center’s Education Director. “Along with Matthew Bookin, music by White Buck, and an art installation by Julian Montague, it will be business as usual at the silos.”
From Just Buffalo Literary Center:
Corey Zeller is the author of Man vs. Sky (YesYes Books) and You and Other Pieces (Civil Coping Mechanisms). His work has appeared in Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, The Colorado Review, The Kenyon Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Third Coast, BOMB Magazine, The Literary Review, The Paris-American, The Rumpus, PEN America, Verse Daily, and Bat City Review, among others. When asked to describe Zeller’s work, Falck said, “Corey Zeller’s poems work to connect with the greater world. He is not just writing poems for other poets. His poems are loaded with an astonishing array of images and a completely unique energy.”
Reading along with Zeller is Matthew Bookin. Currently a resident of Orchard Park, he has been called by Dazed Magazine one of the ten alt-lit names to look out for in 2016. White Buck is a collaboration between members of the Seneca Nation and the Buffalo arts community. The piece that is being made for the silos is meant to honor the first inhabitants of the grounds that host the silos. Julian Montague is a well-known Buffalo visual artist with piece in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and is represented by BT&C Gallery.
Just Buffalo Literary Center Silo City Reading Series | Saturday, June 25, 2016 | 7:00 p.m. | Facebook event
The Silo City Reading Series is made possible through the support of Erie County Cultural Funding, New York State Council on the Arts and Tappo Restaurant.