Winter Poetry Salon on Pearl Street

Pen Parentis is now holding its literary salons at The Killarney Rose, 127 Pearl St., 2nd fl.

The Winter Poetry Salon will take place Tuesday, January 8 at 7 p.m. You don’t have to be a writer or parent to come, but you must be 21 or older. Admission is free and the bar will be serving drinks at Happy Hour prices during the event.

Featured poets are:

•       Poet Erika Meitner, daughter of a German mother whose family survived the concentration camps. She won a National Poetry Series Award. 

•       Poet JP Howard, who curates Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon. Her poetry has been a finalist for the Lambda Literary Awards.

•       Octavia McBride-Ahebee is a Pan-African-American poet whose works of poetic activism are widely published. 

•       Max Stephan teaches at Niagara University, specializing in contemporary American poets; he runs a poetry series entitled “Western New York Poets”

RSVP is welcome but not required at