For warmup events the week of September 22, click here!

To download the full Festival program, click here.


Gary Shteyngart at the Buffalo Humanities Festival

Reading, on-stage interview, and book signing at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery with the author of New York Times bestseller Little Failure.

“Shteyngart’s penetrating attentiveness, outlandish precision, abrading and embracing humor, and ability to extrapolate larger truths about inheritance, immigration, assimilation, and creativity from his own epic floundering and yearning make for a memoir of exceptional dimension, provocation, and pleasure.” —Booklist

“An ecstatic depiction of survival, guilt and perseverance . . . as vivid, original and funny as [anything] contemporary U.S. literature has to offer.” —Los Angeles Times

Little Failure is as entertaining as it’s moving.” The New York Times



The Buffalo Humanities Festival: Migration Nation

To download the full Festival program, click here.

Daypasses to the Buffalo Humanities Festival allow entrance to the indoor festival events (held in the Buchfield Penny Arts Center and Ketchum Hall on the campus of SUNY Buffalo State).

Click here for the schedule of the Saturday’s presentations.

In addition, a series of short films will be screened in Ketchum Hall for daypass holders.

Free and open to all will be a series of outdoor events on the Buff State campus between the Burchfield Penny and Ketchum Hall that will take place throughout the day: the interactive Conversation Station, a Cultural Fair, and musicians and dancers in our Performance Space. There will be a Puppet Parade at noon.