A simple belief...


That listening to great writing while sipping great beer could make both experiences better. Brews + Prose was founded in the summer of 2012 with this idea in mind and six years later our mission has grown to showcase America's great authors to Cleveland and to showcase Cleveland to America's great authors. We want you to join us. Readings are held the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the beautiful Ohio City Room at Market Garden Brewery located at 1947 W 25th St, Cleveland, OH 44113. And when you buy a book, you'll receive a free beer.

Photos by Hilary Bovay and Carissa Russell

Upcoming Reading

Tuesday, December 4
Teri Ellen Cross Davis
with Johnny Cook and Eric Odum

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Teri Ellen Cross Davis is the author of Haint, published by Gival Press and winner of the 2017 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry. She is a Cave Canem fellow and has attended the Soul Mountain Writer’s Retreat, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. She is on the Advisory Council of Split This Rock (a biennial poetry festival in Washington DC), a semi-finalist judge for the NEA's Poetry Out Loud and a member of the Black Ladies Brunch Collective. Her work has been published in many anthologies including: Bum Rush The Page: A Def Poetry Jam, Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem's First Decade, Growing Up Girl, Full Moon on K Street: Poems About Washington, DC, Check the Rhyme: An Anthology of Female Poets & Emcees, The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks and Not Without Our Laughter: poems of joy, humor, and sexuality. Her work can be read or is forthcoming in the following journals: Poet Lore, North American Review, Gargoyle, Natural Bridge, Fledging Rag, Sligo Journal, ArLiJo, MiPOesias, Torch, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Delaware Poetry Review, Harvard Review, Tin House, Mom Egg Review, and the Caregifted and Puerto Del Sol blogs. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, she now lives in Maryland with her husband, poet Hayes Davis and their two children. She is the Poetry Coordinator for the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. Read more about her work at www.poetsandparents.com.


Johnny Cook is a NEOMFA student at Cleveland State, where he teaches composition classes and writes poetry. He has written music, film, and culture articles for Cleveland SCENE, and he works at an independent movie theater in Cleveland Heights. He has not won any major awards.


Eric Odum is a 28 year old poet born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Currently he is the Education Director at Twelve Literary Arts and head of the One Mic Open Youth Poetry Slam. His goal is always to make sure young people are HEARD and not just SEEN by creating spaces for them to cultivate their individual voice and leadership skills. Eric is currently working on bringing his second collection of poetry, After to completion (and is open to publishers, cause listen, the search is REAL out here).


Upcoming Readings 

(Readings at Market Garden Brewery Unless Noted)

Tuesday, DEcember 4
Teri Ellen Cross Davis with readers from NEO MFA and Twelve


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Series founder Dave Lucas receives a 2016 cleveland arts prize.