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 two 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.

Photography provided by Carissa Russell

Upcoming Fundraiser

Brews + Prose presents: Heights Writes

Upcoming Reading

The New Voices from the Rust Belt anthology

May 1 at 7:00 p.m.

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G. M. Donley’s creative pursuits have long followed parallel, sometimes intertwining visual and verbal threads of photographic art, writing, editing, and graphic design. He has worked at the Cleveland Museum of Art in a number of capacities since 1991 and is now head of print communications at the museum. A graduate of Oberlin College, he later earned a master’s degree at Cleveland State University’s Levin College of Urban Affairs. Since settling in Cleveland Heights in the late 1980s, he has been active as a freelance writer, designer, and artist in photo-based art with exhibitions in recent years at William Busta Gallery and Foothill Galleries.



Katie Flinn is a plant ecologist and Assistant Professor of Biology at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio.  Originally from Indiana, Pennsylvania, she earned a PhD in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University.




Ben Gwin is the author of the novel, Clean Time: The True Story of Ronald Reagan Middleton (Burrow Press). Ben’s fiction and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in The Normal School, Gulf Stream, The Rumpus, and others. His work has been anthologized in Voices from the Rust Belt (Picador) and the Pittsburgh Anthology (Belt Publishing). He lives in Pittsburgh with his daughter.



Jacqueline Marino’s nonfiction articles and essays have appeared in many publications, including The Washington PostCleveland Magazine and River Teeth: A Journal of Narrative Nonfiction. She is the author of White Coats: Three Journeys through an American Medical School (The Kent State University Press, 2012) and the co-editor of Car Bombs to Cookie Tables: The Youngstown Anthology (Belt Publishing, 2015). An associate professor of journalism at Kent State University, she teaches courses in magazine writing, ethics and the business of publishing.



Anne Trubek is the founder of Belt Publishing and Belt Magazine. She is the editor of the forthcoming Voices From The Rust Belt (Picador 2018), the author of The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting (Bloomsbury 2016) and A Skeptic's Guide To Writers' Houses (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010), and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and numerous other publications. Prior to founding Belt she was Associate Professor of English at Oberlin College.



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Series founder Dave Lucas receives a 2016 cleveland arts prize.