A simple belief...


That listening to great writing while sipping great beer could make both experiences better. Brews and 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 Reading

DEC 5th at 7:00 p.m.


Claire Fehrenbacher McMillan is the author of The Necklace and Gilded Age, which was inspired by Edith Wharton’s House of Mirth. She grew up in and around Pasadena, California, but for some reason people always ask if she grew up in Philadelphia. She practiced complex corporate litigation in San Francisco until 2003 and then received an MFA in creative writing from Bennington College. She currently lives on her husband’s family’s farm near Cleveland with their two children. For 2017—18 she is the Skirball Writer in Residence at Cuyahoga County Public Library.



Penelope Jeanne Girlblood is a trans lesbian poetess and mother of one living in Cleveland. Their work has been published by Voicemail Poems and the Zoomoozophone Review. In their spare time they enjoy hiking and posting w4w missed connections on Craigslist based on their dreams.


Xan Schwartz is an MFA candidate at Cleveland State University for nonfiction. She spends her time tutoring at the CSU writing center and listening to Joanna Newsom. Her poetry has been published in The Periphery and Heavy Feather Review.





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Series founder Dave Lucas receives a 2016 cleveland arts prize.