W. Laurie Ewer is a multidisciplinary artist from New England.
W. Laurie Ewer's professional writing career began in 2001 as a creative voice for Beach Beat Magazine, headquartered in Salisbury, MA. Since this time, her portfolio now spans an array of publications, including Invaluable's official blog, IN GOOD TASTE; RemoteGoat; Beach Beat; Playbill (Firehouse Center for the Arts); SickOfTheRadio.com among others. Due to the diverse demand of these clients, content marketing and copywriting have become her specialty.
Ewer graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in English at the University of New Hampshire. She attended the New England Young Writers' Conference at the Bread Loaf Campus of Middlebury College, and studied poetry under NEA recipient Mekeel McBride and Pulitzer Prize-winner Charles Simic. She is expected to graduate with her Masters in Literature & Creative Writing from Harvard Extension in 2019.
With a body of work that spans poetry, prose, screenwriting, and drama, Ewer's current writing practice focuses on personal journalism and creative non-fiction.
Link to writing samples
Ewer's work is inspired by Abstract Expressionism and the desire to create immersive, emotionally charged pieces that drive at the heart of "tragedy, ecstasy, doom." She studied painting under the late Glen St. Jean at Decorator Studios in Brooklyn, NY.
She employs acrylics and an original formula for binding and texturing paint that gives her work a layered, impressionist quality that has been described as "delightful," "foreboding," and "charged." Working across a broad range of media from pseudoscape to collage, Ewer's desire to offer social commentary and intentional personal voice through abstract visuals renders each of her pieces an intimate, soulful experience.
WL Ewer has performed in the professional theatre for the last 18 years.
During her time as a transplant in NYC, she performed with Theatre for the New City, 4th Universal, 59E59, The Brooklyn BEAT Festival, Odyssey Works, and Manhattan Repertory Theatre, among others.
As a devotee of Samuel Beckett, her play “Happy Girl” was created as a feminist tribute to many of the playwright’s recurring themes. “Happy Girl” was produced by Ewer’s collaborative, Bend Rovato Arts & Theatre [BRAT], and premiered to sold-out houses at The Calder Bookshop Theatre in London, England.
She is the Producing Artistic Director of BRAT, as well as an active member of Odyssey Works [NYC], im2b the Hyv, and SAG-AFTRA.
Ms. Ewer began dance at age two.
In addition to youth appearances with The Pittsburgh Ballet, Ms. Ewer danced competitively for ten years throughout the LIDA Productions pageant circuit. Having trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and modern, Ms. Ewer's current dance repertoire is focused on short-form performance pieces that incorporate mixed-media elements with an interpretive flair.
Ms. Ewer is currently working on an LP of songs and soundscapes that incorporate spoken-word, field recordings, original music, creative writing, and a few surprises (and special guests) to be released in 2018.