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.
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.
Our feature on July 31, 2018 is Steve Kissing (Cincinnati, OH).
Steve Kissing turned to writing in his mid-30s, after feeling an undeniable urge to do so. Over the ensuing 20 years, he has written much, most notably a childhood memoir, Running from the Devil, which has been published in both narrative and graphic novel forms. Publishers Weekly described the book as “hilarious,” “sad” and “fully absorbing.” Someone on Amazon called it “the worst book ever written.”
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.