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

Feb 6th at 7:00 p.m.


Lynn Powell’s new book Season of the Second Thought won the 2017 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry from the University of Wisconsin Press. She has published two previous collections of poetry: Old & New Testaments (winner of The Brittingham Prize in Poetry and the Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writers Award) and The Zones of Paradise. Her nonfiction book Framing Innocence: A Mother’s Photographs, a Prosecutor’s Zeal, and a Small Town’s Response won the Studs & Ida Terkel Award from The New Press in 2010. Her poems have been published in Poetry, The Georgia Review, The Paris Review, Shenandoah, and other journals and have been anthologized in 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day and The Norton Introduction to Literature. Powell has received a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and four Individual Artist Excellence Awards from the Ohio Arts Council. A native of East Tennessee, she teaches in the Creative Writing Program of Oberlin College, where she is the Director of Oberlin WITS (a Writers-in-the-Schools training program for undergraduates). 



Chanda Feldman is the author of Approaching the Fields from Louisiana State University Press. Her poems have appeared in the journals Alaska Quarterly Review, Cincinnati Review, Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review, and Virginia Quarterly Review, among others. Her poems have also been anthologized in Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South and Gathering Ground: Cave Canem’s 10th Anniversary Anthology. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford University, Chanda has received awards and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Cave Canem Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Originally from Tennessee, Chanda is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Oberlin College.



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Series founder Dave Lucas receives a 2016 cleveland arts prize.