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Nellie P. (Kennedy) Strowbridge was born in Hibbs's Cove, Port de Grave, Newfoundland and is one of the Province's most beloved and prolific authors. She is the winner of provincial and national awards and has been published nationally and internationally. Her work is capsuled in The National Archives as Newfoundland’s winner in Canada’s Stamp of Approval Award for a letter written to Canada 2117.

Strowbridge is the author of Widdershins: Stories of a Fisherman’s Daughter, poetry collections Shadows of the Heart and Dancing on Ochre Sands, the tri-author of an essay and story collection Doors Held Ajar, featuring three Newfoundland women. A young adult novel Far from Home Dr. Grenfell’s Little Orphan, is going into its second printing. Her latest books are The Newfoundland Tongue and Catherine Snow which were published in 2008 and 2009 respectively.

Strowbridge, a former columnist and editorial writer, is also an essayist and an award-winning poet. She has been Writer in the Library, a mentor to young writers, an adjudicator in the Provincial Arts and Letters Awards, an assessor on the Newfoundland and Labrador Grants Committee and a judge on the Newfoundland and Labrador Alliance Book Awards. She has held school workshops in Canada and Ireland, and also hosted a Seminar/Gabfest for International Women’s Day in Cobh, Ireland, where she was Writer-in-Residence. The Canadian Embassy in Dublin also sponsored a reading and reception for her.

She was included in No Choice but to trust, and Sing for the Inner Ear, the Sandburg-Livesay Award Anthologies of outstanding populists poets from around the world. Her work is also in Postcard and Bus Poetry and in Circle of Six: a collection featuring six Newfoundland poets. Her work is in the school series Land Sea & Time. Gage Educational Publishing included "Summer Job" in a Canadian textbook for Grade 12 entitled Passages 12 and in a CD. A poem "The Fisherman’s Wife" has been published seven times and was used as part of a play performed at The Arts and Culture Centre.

Strowbridge is also is a member of The Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador, The Writers’ Union of Canada, The League of Canadian Poets (Newfoundland and Nova Scotia Representative), and Page One.


                                                                                                              
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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