Important Deadlines:

April 15:
-Panel and Roundtable Proposals Due

June 20
-A/V Requests

July 31:
-Seminar Registration Ends

-WAYR? Deadline

August 31:
-Early Registration Ends

September 5: -Special Hotel Rate Ends

September 21: -Business Lunch Registration Ends

Special Events

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Thursday October 6

Reception & Oulipo Exhibit
Karpeles Manuscript Museum
453 Porter Avenue buses leave from Hyatt promptly at 7:15

Friday, October 7

Performance & Discussion
Music in Gertrude Stein’s Ida and Miss Furr and Miss Skeene
Presented and performed by Wendy Salkind and Linda Dusman
Conference Center J
12:30-1:15 PM

Poetry Reading
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
341 Delaware Avenue
9:30 -11:00 PM

Saturday October 8

Staged reading of Gertrude Stein's Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights & a collection of Futurist Shorts
Presented by Buffalo Poets Theatre
Alleyway Cabaret Theatre
1 Curtain Up Alley, (5-minute walk from the Hyatt Regency Hotel)

Albright Knox Art Gallery

Buffalo’s Albright-Knox Art Gallery is one of the premier museums of modern and contemporary art in North America. Founded in 1862, the collecting of contemporaneous art has always been a part of its mission. The Albright usually offers free admission on “First Fridays,” and we anticipate that this will be the case on October 6 during MSA 13. Open Tue.-Sun. 10am-5pm ($12/$8 reduced). First Fridays:10am-10pm, free admission.

Burchfield Penny Art Center

Located across the street from the Albright and housed in a brand new building (2008) on the campus of Buffalo State College, the Burchfield Penney Art Center is dedicated to distinguished artists from Buffalo, Niagara and Western New York. Open Tue., Wed., & Fri. 10am-5pm, Thurs. 10am-9pm, and Sun. 11am-5pm ($9/$6 for seniors/$5 for students with ID).

Architectural tours of historic downtown Buffalo
If you would like to sign up in advance for the Queen City Tour, Queen City Highlights Tour, or City Hall Tour, please contact so that we can make sure there will be adequate space for interested parties. Depending on numbers of people involved, MSA may also be able to arrange for slightly cheaper rates.

“Queen City Tour” (2 hours)
12:30-2:30 (2-hour, $10.00) Thursday, October 6; departs promptly at 12:30 from the lobby of the Hyatt Regency, with Denise Prince, Graduate student, Visual Studies Department, Professor of Mathematics, Erie Community College & tour guide for Preservation Buffalo Niagara

“Queen City Tour: Highlights” (1 hour)
12:30-1:30 (1-hour tour, $10.00; $5.00 for students cash required) Friday & Saturday, October 7 and 8; departs promptly at 12:30 from the lobby of the Hyatt Regency, with Preservation Buffalo Niagara

“City Hall Tour”
Noon Friday Oct 7 (Free). Meet at City Hall lobby, 65 Niagara Square (an 8-minute walk from the Hyatt), offered through Preservation Buffalo Niagara

Other Downtown and Buffalo Architectural Tours
For a complete list of Preservation Buffalo Niagara tours see their website. All tours cost $10.00/ per person. Advance notice recommended but not required*

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin Martin House (1-hour or 2-hour tours)
The multi-structure estate (1903-05) that Frank Lloyd Wright designed for Darwin D. Martin is a masterpiece of 20th century architecture and is widely considered one of Wright’s finest Prairie Houses. Wright himself referred to the Martin House complex as “the opus” and kept the site plan pinned to his drawing table for close to fifty years.
Visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s six-structure Darwin Martin House complex located in the historic Parkside neighborhood of Buffalo, NY. A variety of tours are offered year-round. Reservations are recommended.
(10 minutes by taxi from the Hyatt)