Monday, October 04, 2010
Nellie P. Strowbridge
Nellie 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.
The author is a member of The Writers’ Alliance of NL, Page One, The Writers’ Union of Canada, The League of Canadian Poets. Books published: Widdershins Stories of a Fisherman’s Daughter, Doors Held Ajar (tri-author with Isobel Brown
& Peggy Krachun), Shadows of the Heart,Dancing on Ochre Sands (short-listed for the WANL E.J. Pratt Award 2005), Far From Home Dr Grenfell’s Little Orphan (4th printing, short-listed for The NL Historic and History Award 2006), The Gift of Christmas, (reviewed by the Aurora as "A Newfoundland and Labrador Christmas Classic", The Newfoundland Tongue, (3rd printing), Catherine Snow in the Eye of
the Rope (2nd printing). Maiden from the Sea (pub. date 2012).Other credits are:
Postcard and Bus Poetry, publication in No Choice but to Trust, Circle of Six: a collection featuring six Newfoundland poets. Her work is in the school series
Land Sea & Time. "Summer Job" in a Canadian textbook Passages 12 and CD.Second Prize in the Orion Prize for Poetry 2003 for "September 11, 200l in
Newfoundland," "The Fisherman's Hands", The Backyards of Heaven 2003, and "The Emerald Island and "The Fisherman's Wife" (published eight times) were included in The March Hare Anthology.