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Babel: Julia Alvarez

As Women’s History Month draws to a close, Just Buffalo Literary Center is gearing up to welcome prize-winning author Julia Alvarez on April 3 at Kleinhans Music Hall as the last speaker in their BABEL season. Though March may be the single month designated to honor women, Alvarez’s historical novel, In the Time of the Butterflies, demonstrates that the role women play in history cannot be relegated to a separate category.

Just Buffalo: Developing Young Writers

Amira Almadrahi has discovered the healing power of self-expression. Her poem, “Write About It,” is both a tribute to the practice of writing and a call for others to give it a shot. “Writing calms me down,” she says. At only 12, she was also thrilled to discover she would be reading her poem in front of hundreds as the opener for Just Buffalo’s BABEL event in March, which featured Alexandra Fuller. “They picked my poem and I was in awe,” she says.

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