In this workshop, we will use doodling as a foundation for creating visual hybrid form poetry/prose. Rebecca will briefly show examples of visual hybrid work and introduce/demonstrate doodling methods. Then, offering writing and doodling prompts, Rebecca will help guide participants in the creation of visual poetry/prose. Participants will be encouraged to begin to explore the wonderful and vast cosmos of doodles from where they are, so no formal art training is necessary to engage in making doodle poems or creating micro doodle essays. There are no gatekeepers in the Doodleverse!
Rebecca Fish Ewan
Piper Writers Studio Instructor 2021
About Rebecca Fish Ewan
Poet/cartoonist, Rebecca Fish Ewan's (she/her) passion is mingling text with visual art, primarily in ink and watercolor, to tell stories of place and memory. Her hybrid-form work has appeared in After the Art, Brevity, Crab Fat, Survivor Zine, Hip Mama, Mutha, TNB, Punctuate & Under the Gum Tree. Her illustrations and essay, “The Deepest Place on Earth,” were published in the Literary Kitchen anthology, Places Like Home. Rebecca has an MFA in creative writing from ASU, where she has been a landscape design professor for 25+ years. Rebecca grew up in Berkeley, California, and lives with her family in Arizona. Books/chapbook: A Land Between, By the Forces of Gravity, Water Marks, and her new book, Doodling for Writers.