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

August 7 at 7:00 p.m.

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Bonnie Nadzam is an American writer. She is a native of Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Her fiction, essays and poetry have appeared in Harper's, Orion Magazine, Granta, Lion's Roar, the Kenyon Review, and many others. Her first novel, Lamb, was recipient of the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, long-listed for the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction in the UK, and was translated into several languages. The book was made into an award-winning independent film. Nadzam is co-author of Love in the Anthropocene with NYU environmental ethicist Dale Jamieson. Her second novel, Lions, was released by Grove Atlantic in 2016 and was a Finalist for the PEN USA Literary Award in Fiction. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Environmental Studies from Carleton College, a Master of Fine Arts from Arizona State University, and an MA and PhD from the University of Southern California.  Her third novel, 31, takes place in Cleveland and is forthcoming. 

Siaara Freeman is 28 years of dramatic entrances & exits from Cleveland Ohio, where she is the current Lake Erie Siren. She is avid reader & adores myths & fairytales  Once upon a time she did Brave New Voices & from that day forward poetry was her happily ever after. She's widely published & has toured both nationally and internationally (including Canada, Costa Rica and Norway). A two time nominee for the pushcart prize, a finalist for the 2017 button poetry chapbook competition, a 2017 bettering American poet,  a  2018 winter tangerine chapbook fellow and a poetry incubator fellow.. Siaara is a four year PinkDoor Fellow & 2018 Faculty member. She has coached for Brave New Voice, Ltab, the National Poetry slam competition. She has mentored and taught for Inside Out Lit Arts & 12 Literary Arts. She is the founder of Wusgood.Black and a reader for Tinderbox & Winter Tangerine  Journals. In her spare time she is growing her afro so tall God mistakes it for a microphone and tries to speak through her. Her first collection of poems is forthcoming in 2019 from Honey suckles press.


Larisse Mondok is currently an MFA Creative Writing candidate at Cleveland State University. Her short stories are published in Jenny and by Ateneo de Manila University Press. She’s a VONA Voices alumna and a recipient of the Manuel G. Flores Prize fund for Phil-Am writers and of the 2017 & 2018 Leonard Trawick scholarships. When she’s not writing or teaching English, she’s at Tina’s singing Britney Spears songs or bullet journal-ing at home.





Upcoming Readings 

(Readings at Market Garden Brewery Unless Noted)

Friday, September 28
Kevin Young @Worthington Yards

Saturday, October 20
CLEveland drafts festival in tremont

Tuesday, November 13
R.O. Kwon and Sarah Smarsh at Market Garden Brewery


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Series founder Dave Lucas receives a 2016 cleveland arts prize.