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August 2002, Strowbridge was invited to read and conduct a workshop at The Writers’ Festival, Sirius Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland. The Canadian Embassy in Dublin also sponsored a reading and a reception. On Strowbridge’s return, The Sirius Arts Centre issued an invitation for her to apply for a 6-week residency in Cobh. Her application was accepted and she spent February-March as Writer-In-Residence at The Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh, sponsored by The Centre and The Canadian Arts Council. While there, she held school workshops the Bellvue National School, read at The Centre and hosted a Seminar/Gabfest for International Women's Day. She was also commissioned to produce five generational essay-poems for Ireland’s Lyric FM.

Nellie P. Strowbridge was invited by The Lieutenant Governor and Mrs. Roberts to attend the 2005 Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards Ceremony on April 21 at Government House. Strowbridge was also short-listed for the 2005 E. J. Pratt Award for her poetry collection Dancing on Ochre Sands. This award is sponsored by the Newfoundland and Labrador Writers’ Alliance. There were readings by the short-listed writers in both the poetry and non-fiction category at the Masonic Temple April 20.


Newfoundland and Labrador History and Heritage Conference, Corner Brook, February 2009.
League of Canadian Poets View from the Boardroom Poetry event, Deer Lake, April 2009
Trails, Tales and Tunes festival, Norris Point, May 2009
Bay Roberts Library 2009.
Word on the Street, Halifax September 2009
Cupids Book Launch and reading October 17, 2009
Chapters Book Launch and reading October 22, 2009
The Newfoundland and Labrador Publishers Network In Exchange readings Nov. 15, 2009
Pasadena Library Reading and quiz. Book prize donation The Newfoundland Tongue. February 2010
The Pasadena Ski Lodge First Carnival reading event February 2010
AL Pittman’s 70th birthday April 10, 2010
Deer Lake Winterfest Caden O’Riley open mic words and songs March 2010
Division of Lifelong Learning NL Book Club Series March 22, 2010
The Water Street Book Club (Historic Sites of Newfoundland Association of Newfoundland and Labrador) May 6, 2010
Summer storytelling & song sessions, Tilting Spillway, Tilting July 29, 2010 (donated seven books)
The Newman Wine Vault Wine & Words hosting reading series August 5, 2010
As part of Cupids400 celebrations, reading from and discussing Catherine Snow and The Newfoundland Tongue at Cupids Community Centre. I also displayed a culture tree with questions and answers for audience participants. August 12, 2010
Reading and discussion at MUN, St. John’s with students studying Catherine Snow, September 28, 2010
Random Acts of Poetry from Coast to Coast Oct. 3- 7, 2010 Dunfield Community Centre & Pasadena Academy.
Reading at Pasadena Library in celebrations of Newfoundland Libraries 75th Anniversary Oct. 28, 2010.
The Pasadena Ski Lodge Carnival reading event February 18, 2011
March Hare March 11, 2011
April Rabbit, Corner Brook April 8, 2011
The Pasadena Ski Lodge Pine Martin reading event February 18, 2011
Irving Layton 100 Celebrations Reading March 12, 2012
Reading from Maiden from the Sea at Chapters May 10, 2012
Reading from Maiden from the Sea at DJY Financial May 19, 2012










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