Word of Mouth Cincinnati (WoMC), a literary event consisting of both an Open Mic and a Feature Performance, runs the last Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. upstairs at MOTR Pub.
Our featured reader on February 27, 2018 is Amelia Ferguson (Cincinnati, OH).
Amelia Ferguson was born in Portland, OR, and has since resided in various parts of Oregon, Utah, Texas, Cincinnati, New York and Kentucky. She currently resides on Vine Street in an odd apartment with two bathrooms. Amelia considers herself an artist with serious commitment issues who graduated from Art Academy of Cincinnati in 2015 with a BFA in Sculpture and Creative Writing, and who is currently pursuing a Creative Writing MFA at Bennington College’s Low Residency Seminar. Her work appears sporadically as sculpture, installation, electrocution, performance, word-working, nonsense and merrymaking. She is not left-handed.
Word of Mouth Cincinnati, which began in January 2014, is co-hosted by fellow writers Jim Palmarini and Mark Flanigan. It was founded in memory of the late Aralee Strange who, after many years living, writing and producing work in the Cincinnati area, moved to Athens, Georgia where she co-founded Athens Word of Mouth.
WoMC is an intentional arc of both past and future utterance, inspired by our most revered voice, with a nod to her Athens, GA compatriots. Word of Mouth asks poets to Show Up, Mouth Off and Pay Attention.