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 Carissa Russell

Upcoming Reading

Saturday, October 20
Cleveland drafts festival


On Saturday October 20th 2018, Brews + Prose invites readers, writers, and publishers from around Cleveland to gather in the historic Tremont neighborhood for the inaugural Cleveland Drafts. This one-day literary festival will feature local writers working in fiction, poetry, nonfiction and playwriting at every stage of their careers. Our featured writers will perform “drafts” or creative “works-in-progress” to offer audiences a glimpse into their creative process. Festival goers will enjoy snacks and beer at local Tremont businesses and performances hosted by Twelve Literary Arts, Gordon Square Review / Literary Cleveland, the NEOMFA Playwrights, and the Cleveland State University Poetry Center. Join us at 1 pm to kick off the festival at Visible Voice Books on Professor Ave, and stick around for an after party at Lava Lounge where Cleveland’s readers and writers will come together to celebrate the richness of our literary communities.

This event is FREE! The first 50 attendees to register will receive a free book! 


Upcoming Readings 

(Readings at Market Garden Brewery Unless Noted)

Saturday, October 20
CLEveland drafts festival in tremont

Tuesday, November 13
R.O. Kwon and Huda Al-Marashi at Market Garden Brewery


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Series founder Dave Lucas receives a 2016 cleveland arts prize.