Two Authors Raise Glasses to the Departed at Brews + Prose in Ohio City

David Giffels

Tue 1/9 @ 7PM

Amazing literature fact: notoriously alcoholic F. Scott Fitzgerald was sober when he dropped dead — chewing on a Hershey bar. So there. Maybe he’d still be with us today if he had done Brews + Prose. This monthly event at the Market Garden Brewery brings writers to mingle and read for the public in a beer-drinking brewhouse atmosphere.

The first meeting of 2018 is a double bill of writers on the theme of death. The website promises it’s going to be lighthearted.

Akron author-reporter David Giffels has just brought out Furnishing Eternity, a serio-comic memoir of a peculiar bonding exercise he undertook with his elderly father when they built a coffin together. Lucy Biederman is a CWRU adjunct professor and poet whose first prose book is a phantasmagorical “experimental” novel, The Walmart Book of the Dead, and about souls trapped forever in an afterlife that happens to be Walmart.

Admission is free (donations accepted), books will be available for purchase/signing, and these evenings customarily promise tie-in drink specials.


[Written by Charles Cassady Jr.]

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