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 feature on June 27, 2017 is Katie Laur (Cincinnati, OH).
A 2005 inductee into the Bluegrass Museum as the first female to front a bluegrass band, Katie Laur also started writing professionally at the same time that she formed The Katie Laur Band in 1975. Having written for Ohio Magazine, Everybody’s News and CityBeat, her current column—“Letters From Katie”—appears in Cincinnati Magazine.
Most recently, Katie may be most well-known as the co-host of Music from the Hills of Home, her bluegrass radio show on WNKU that ran from November 1989 to March 2017.
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.
Admission to Word of Mouth Cincinnati is free and open to all ages, although some content may contain adult themes and language. MOTR Pub 1345 Main Street Cincinnati, OH 45202.