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2023 ECR Book Launch Press Release

Diane Skelton

Sep 24, 2023

Emerald Coast Review launches 22nd volume with readings, art display at Quayside Gallery

Pensacola, Fla. – Sept. 25, 2023 – Area writers will read excerpts from their works while photographers and artists display their creations appearing in the 22nd volume of the Emerald Coast Review at a book launch. The public is invited to the free event hosted by Emerald Coast Writers, Sunday, Oct. 15 from 3-5 p.m. at Quayside Gallery, 17 Zaragoza St., downtown Pensacola.

We want to thank Quayside Gallery for their support and the kind donation of space for this event.

The anthology, published biennially since 1989, features quality fiction, nonfiction, poetry, contemporary, emerging, and experimental works along with the best of art, graphic design and photography from 75 area writers and artists living along coastal Florida and Alabama. The 298-page book cover features “First Light,” a coastal-themed oil painting by William Polley of Santa Rosa Beach. Also included in the book are the photographs and the accompanying inspired writings from winners of “Every Picture Tells A Story,” a collaborative contest between Pensacola’s Wide Angle Photo Club and Emerald Coast Writers.

According to Jessica Temple, managing editor of the Emerald Coast Review, more than 175 submissions were received. Works published were selected on merit by a team of experienced readers and artists. Writers and artists living in Florida counties of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton and Bay, along with Alabama coastal residents in Escambia, Baldwin and Mobile counties were eligible to submit work.

Copies of the book are available for purchase at the event or online on Amazon for $15.

The anthology includes works by the following writers, artists and photographers: Chloe Allen, Beulah; Josh Argentine, Gulf Breeze; Charline Barger, Pace; Terri Barlotta, Fort Walton Beach; Steve Biersdorf, Gulf Breeze; Allyson Bitely, Pace; Pat Black-Gould, Pensacola; Sage Burns, Pensacola; Alanna Grayce Campbell, Niceville; Polly Crongeyer, Pensacola; Tonya Dalhaus, Beulah; Patty Damm, Winston-Salem, N.C.; Juliet DeMarko, Pensacola; Christy Draper, Pensacola; Kathleen Duthu, Mobile, Ala; Autry Dye, Cantonment; Walt Ebbert, Navarre: Patricia Edmisten, Pensacola; Stefanie Marks Evert, Mobile, Ala.; Lana Fernandez, Pensacola; Mandy Fernandez, Pensacola; Keira Finelli; Gulf Breeze; Scott Finelli, Gulf Breeze; Stuart Fraser, Pensacola; Lee Gosselin, Fairhope, Ala.; Mary Gutierrez, Pensacola; Amy Hadley, Bay Minette, Ala.; Steve Hardiman, Lilian, Ala.; Betty Hassler, Pace; Terry Henry, Pensacola; Mike Herndon, Mobile, Ala.; Mariela Hidalgo, Pensacola; Ryn Holmes, Pensacola; Richard Craig Hurt, Pensacola; Karen Hydock, Mobile County, Ala.; Tony Judnich, Crestview; Vijay, Karai, Pensacola; Kimi Kuniyoshi, Pensacola; Christina Larson, Shalimar; Yvonne Lashmett, Pensacola; Samuel Lee, Beulah; James Long, Gulf Breeze; Gregory Mabry, Cantonment; Robyn Martins, Santa Rosa Beach; Claire Massey, Navarre; Pamela Mathison-Levitt, Rockville, Md.; Randall Evan McClellan, Pace; Ethan McGuire, Pensacola; Heather Mitchell, Pensacola; Karen McAferty Morris, Pensacola; Katherine Nelson-Born, Pensacola; Lisa Joy Newcomb, Pensacola; Lori O’Gara, Milton; William Polley, Santa Rosa Beach; Jennifer Aicher Powell, Pensacola; Katie Rankin, Pensacola; Mike Roberts, Pensacola; Tom Roberts, Pensacola; Mladen Rudman, Fort Walton Beach; Loretto “Lo” Sitton, Pensacola; Diane Skelton, Gulf Breeze; Sara Smith, Pensacola; Jack Stevenson, Pensacola; Debra Stogner, Pensacola; Courtney Swanson; Connie Sweetland, Crestview; Jessica Temple, Fort Walton Beach; Brenda Thornton, Lilian, Ala.; Carolyn Tokson, Pensacola; Bobby Touchton, Milton; Mike Turner, Fairhope, Ala.; Claudia Van Gee, Cantonment; Peter Veltigian, Milton; Lucie Watson Wade, Pensacola; Andrea Jones Walker, Pensacola; and Lori Zavada, Pensacola.

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