Coastal Maine in Words and Art
This book is features the art of Yorozuya Yohaku and Ramona du Houx depicting Rockland and the coast in its myriad situations, moods and emotions. An open call went out for writers to use the coast and these art pieces to tell stories with depth, insight, candor, irony, wit and humor. Submissions were then reviewed and chosen for a gallery exhibit here in Rockland and the publication of the works and writing found here in this book. Anyone who has every visited Maine’s coast will be able to relate to the images and stories. They’ve put humankind’s instinctive emotional connection to the sea into words.
The writers herald from across Maine. Some have been published before, but for the vast majority this is their first book publication. The writers are: Mark Aufiery, Eola Ball, S.M. Belair, M. E. Brinton, Donna Chellis, Diana Coleman, Steve Feeney, N.T. Franklin, Lee Heffner, Donna Hinkley, Khristina Marie Landers, Rosemarie Nervelle, Ed Peele, Lynn Smith, Sandra Sylvester, Lee Van Dyke, and John Holt Willey.
50% of the proceeds from the sales of books will be placed into a fund for next year’s exhibit of the same kind.