Just Buffalo Literary Center, the 37-year-old institution dedicated to the creation and promotion of Western New York’s literary culture, will award its latest Literary Legacy Awards to three prominent Western New Yorkers today (Feb. 23) in Babeville’s Asbury Hall (341 Delaware Ave.).
The biennial awards ceremony and fundraising dinner will honor local poet and teaching artist Sherry Robbins and philanthropists Corinne and Victor Rice. Robbins, the author of the poetry collections "Snapshots of Paradise" and "Or, the Whale," has led thousands of creative writing workshops since she began to work with Just Buffalo in 1982. She was named New York State Teaching Artist of the Year in 2005.
Corinne and Victor Rice are longtime supporters of Just Buffalo’s popular and growing Babel reading series as well as the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Shaw Festival, Albright-Knox Art Gallery and many other local cultural and educational institutions. They’ve remained in Buffalo, a Just Buffalo release states, "because of a shared passion for the city and belief in its potential."
More information is available at www.justbuffalo.org or by calling 832-5400.
-- Colin Dabkowski