BAY TO OCEAN: THE YEAR’S BEST WRITING FROM THE EASTERN SHORE WRITER’S ASSOCIATION

Our best writing from the Eastern Shore

Eastern Shore Writer’s Association anthology due out this summer

We are delighted to announce the impending publication of Bay to Ocean 2018: The Year’s Best Writing from the Eastern Shore Writers Association.

“Containing the creative work of two dozen ESWA members, our new anthology – the first to be published in nearly 30 years – showcases eight short stories, five pieces of creative nonfiction, and twenty-six poems. In all, the editors were able to accept only about half the total submissions, suggesting there is considerable appetite among our membership for an all-ESWA- publication,” said managing editor Ron Sauder.

The cover art, an evocative painting of two aging workboats in the Chincoteague Island marshes by Berlin artist Lynne Lockhart, locates the book unmistakably in the geography of the Eastern Shore, and sets the stage appropriately for the word artistry inside.

The book is expected to be available for sale in about a month.
The anthology features work from the following contributors:

Fiction

Jackson Coppley “Three Boys and the Moving Pictures”
Frank Hopkins “Return from Paradise”
Russell Reece “Private Water”
David Hoffman “Playground Bullies, 1951”
David Healey “Last Stand at Turkey Point Light”
Brent Lewis “Churn Creek 1964”
Patricia Valdata “Synesthesia”
Walter Curran “Fated Course”

Nonfiction

Brent Cole “Boundaries”
Maisha Britt “The Life and Journey of Martha Bea”
Caroline Kalfas “Soggy Tomato Sandwiches”
Ann Hymes “Once Upon a River”
Walter Curran “A Long Weekend”

Poetry

Wendy Ingersoll My Life as a Pianist, Necessary Predators, and Photo of My Father and the Wild Goose
Patricia Valdata What We’re Dealt, Dream Geography, and All Good Things
Jane Miller Stranger, Cafe, and Caesarian
Jamie Brown Stars and Small Consolation
Claire McCabe Lyndon Johnson and Beagle “Him”
Tara Elliott Imprint
Margaret Kirby How to Plant a Flowering Garden
Lynne Viti Girls, 1959; The Summer People in Winter; and Alice, 46
Barbara Lockhart First Lesson on Time, Peaches, and Alora, Ocean City
Cynthia Ingram Down “Y” Ocean and Winter Warmth
Nancy McCloy Counting Backwards
Mary Emma Tisinger By the HearthBarrett Warner Comes to Dover, and August Storm

4 thoughts on “BAY TO OCEAN: THE YEAR’S BEST WRITING FROM THE EASTERN SHORE WRITER’S ASSOCIATION

  1. Congrats on your inclusion in what looks to be a fabulous read! Can’t wait!

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    On Thu, Jul 5, 2018 at 9:30 AM, easternshorebrent wrote:

    > easternshorebrent posted: ” Our best writing from the Eastern Shore > Eastern Shore Writer’s Association anthology due out this summer We are > delighted to announce the impending publication of Bay to Ocean 2018: The > Year’s Best Writing from the Eastern Shor” >

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