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 Hilary Bovay and Carissa Russell

Upcoming Reading

Tuesday, February 5
Jill Bialosky and Anna Rose Welch


Jill Bialosky's newest memoir is Poetry Will Save Your Life. She is the author of four acclaimed collections of poetry, most recently The Players; three critically acclaimed novels, most recently, The Prize, and a New York Times bestselling memoir History of a Suicide: My Sister’s Unfinished Life. Her poems and essays have appeared in The New YorkerThe Atlantic MonthlyHarper’sO MagazineThe Kenyon ReviewHarvard Review, and Paris Review among others. She co-edited with Helen Schulman the anthology, Wanting a Child. She is an Executive Editor and Vice President at W. W. Norton & Company. In 2014 she was honored by the Poetry Society of America for her distinguished contribution to poetry.

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Anna Rose Welch holds an MFA from Bowling Green State University. Her work has appeared in Best New Poets 2014, Guernica, The Kenyon Review Online, The Adroit Journal, and The Paris-American, among other publications. Her first book, We, the Almighty Fires, was published in April 2018 by Alice James Books. She currently lives in Erie, PA, where she is the chief editor of a pharmaceutical publication and a violinist in a local chamber orchestra. 


Upcoming Readings 

(Readings at Market Garden Brewery Unless Noted)

Tuesday, February 5
Jill Bialosky and Anna Rose Welch

Tuesday, March 5

Tuesday, April 2
David Baker

Tuesday, May 7
Salvatore Scibona and Halle Butler


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Series founder Dave Lucas receives a 2016 cleveland arts prize.