ASU Book Group: 'Doodling for Writers' by Rebecca Fish Ewan
The ASU Book Group's December 2021 reading selection is "Doodling for Writers" by Rebecca Fish Ewan. The book group is open to all in the ASU community and meets monthly from noon–1 p.m. with two different options for attendance: either in-person at the Piper Writers House or virtually on Zoom. In-person attendees are invited to join the author for lunch after at the University Club, no-host.
Haven't read the book? Come anyway! Authors are always present.
Based on the author’s popular drawing-for-writers workshop, "Doodling for Writers" aims to inspire wordsmiths to play with visuals to enrich their creative process and writing life. Rebecca Fish Ewan combines her wit and wisdom with practical, engaging prompts and activities to illustrate how simple sketching can get you over writing hurdles, bring back memories, develop characters and even provide a roadmap for where your story needs to go.
Full of encouragement and anecdotes, Fish Ewan's cartoon-self, accompanied by a few sidekicks, will guide you through the basics of drawing and then show you how to apply it to your writing process through character sketches, place maps and more. "Doodling for Writers" contains a bonus section about hybrid works of creative writing, and it ends with a collection of resources: suggestions for further reading, pens and pencils to try, and doodlers to follow on Instagram. in ink and watercolor, to tell stories of place and memory.
Rebecca Fish Ewan is an associate professor of landscape architecture in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at ASU, where she also earned a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the Department of English in 2004.
About the book group:
The ASU Book Group meetings and selections for 2021-2022 are:
Oct. 27: “Blackface,” by Ayanna Thompson
Apr. 27: “Appleseed” by Matt Bell
The ASU Book Group is sponsored as a community outreach initiative by the Department of English and organized in partnership with the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing.
Download series flyer: asu-book-group-21-22-flyer.pdf