From the Festival Staff

A Closer Look: Whitman, Melville, Dickinson - Passions of Bloom

Conguring three mammoth literary ghosts when their freedom of expression may be most needed, and most imperiled.

Aaron Jafferis on (Be)longing: Personal stories provide people with a pathway to connection.

“Paying attention to folks who might feel excluded and reaching out directly, and also creating entry points for folks indirectly who we might not know are feeling excluded, that’s one...

Taylor Ho Bynum: Music In The Moment

“We need to remind ourselves of what it means to be in the moment and not distracted by all the various distractions of the modern age, and what it means to be together and to be human and...

A Closer Look: Camille A. Brown & Dancers' BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play

"sneaker-stomping...so elastic, so intricate that the sense of candence and rythm is as visual an experience as it is an aural one."- The New York Times

We're Getting Hungry for Restaurant Week

Check out these Festival Staff Picks ahead of the festivities Oct 30 - Nov 4.

One Paper, Many Moments - Alex Ripp, Ideas Program Manager

Every time I look at the large sheet of paper still hanging on my office wall, different memories spill into my consciousness, but today, these are the ones that surface.

Thank you for being part of the extraordinary experience that was Festival 21!

Save the dates for Festival 22!

Finding Peace in Movement and Adventures in Stillness: An Interview with Pico Iyer

As previously mentioned on this blog, I am a podcast junkie. While scrolling through the past episodes of one of my favorite shows, Krista Tippett’s On Being, I came across an interview with Pico...

Rave Reviews for "Our Ladies" Keep Rolling In

Critics have a crush on "Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour," the National Theatre of Scotland's irresistibly irreverent new musical. The girls have been getting wildly enthusiastic reviews on their...

Workin’ It: A Crash Course Via Podcasts ahead of Festival 21

I’m embarrassingly late to the party, but I recently discovered that NPR’s Serial is in fact not the only great podcast out there. And now I’m obsessed with listening to podcasts whenever possible...

"Girls: Who Run the World" Not all women believe in the same path to gender equality.

Hillary Clinton seems poised to accept the nomination of the Democratic party, but it isn’t as clear as it may seem what this, and her potential presidency, means for feminism in the U.S.

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Big Announcements, Smart Fun at Our Downtown Festival Kick Off Party

First Niagara Bank’s Church Street branch was transformed into a downtown after-hours hot-spot May 10!

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