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.
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.
Our feature on September 25, 2018 is the Cincinnati D.I.Y. Writers group.
Founded in 2016, the Cincinnati D.I.Y. Writers group aims to connect local writers artistically and physically through events, bi-weekly meet-ups, and local self-publication. A cross-disciplinary group of writers focused heavily on being a local force for good art and engaged, critical reading, they embrace an ethos of D.I.Y. attitude. They write. They self-publish. They hang out and stuff.
The Cincinnati D.I.Y. feature will revolve around their most recent publication, The Cincinnati Corpatria: Moments from the Future, a collection that deals with the aftermath of a post-global cataclysm which resulted in corporations of the world eradicating governments to build massive domes over the ruins of old cities, in this case Cincinnati.
The evening will feature readings from Cincinnati D.I.Y. Writers group members Maxx McKinley, Monica Lynn Bostic, Roy Jones and others.