Buffalo’s Leaves and Lit: Local Author Celebration

Books, Culture & Arts


Written by Emma Janicki-Gechoff

Published on September 12, 2016


Larkin Square

Larkin Square / Step Out Buffalo

Although I’m not longer a student, fall never fails to hold a promise of fresh ideas and new learning. As students, from kindergarteners to grad students, return to classrooms, libraries, and cafeterias, I can’t help but feel a serious pang of jealousy. I miss school.
Perpetual studentship: a distant, difficult dream with a price tag in the thousands.
Or so you’d think.
Buffalo has a strong literary undercurrent. Just as important contemporary literary figures live and work among us layfolk today (check that noun usage off on my writing bucket list), our city has a wonderful history of welcoming authors, poets, filmmakers, and artists.
This fall, StepOut will help you keep your scholarly interests alive with the “Buffalo’s Leaves and Lit” (yay for cheesy, clickbait alliterations!) weekly guide. We’ll alert you to the high-minded going-ons around Buffalo – dinner and drink recommendations included (you know us).


Larkin Square Local Author Celebration

Thursday, Sept. 15 @5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Larkin Square, Buffalo

Facebook Event


Scholarly Dinner/Drinks: Vera

Craft cocktails and Italian cuisine @ 220 Lexington Ave., Buffalo
Open 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. on Thursdays / On Our Radar: Vera’s New Chef & Menu



As fall gently descends on the city, and summer floats away on the lake, it might feel like you need one last hurrah before totally putting away your Daisy Dukes and flip flops. As Larkinville has become one of Buffalo’s summer staples over the past few years it’s only fitting that you can enjoy on of the last bastions of the summer season out on the boardwalk. And in keeping with the spirit of returning to school, to learning, to scholarship – which Buffalo is so well known for – First Niagara presents the third annual Larkin Square Local Author Celebration.
Throughout the summer, Larkin Square delighted readers across the city with presentations by local authors as part of the Larkin Square Local Author Series. This culminating event will feature dozens of local authors presenting and selling their work. Grab a bite to eat at the Larkinville Grill while you peruse poetry, novels, and zines. Who knows, maybe you’ll find your new favorite book!

After you’ve been well-sated with poetry and such, Vera on Lexington will be open for all your cocktail needs – you should have quite a bit to discuss over drinks like the Culture Club (couldn’t help myself with that name).

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