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Nellie P. Strowbridge

Nellie P. Strowbridge

Nellie P. Strowbridge was created and birthed above the cliffs of Newfoundland's East Coast. For seven years she was a newspaper and magazine columnist(She was Newfoundland's first advice columnist). She has been published in several Educational School Publications and anthologies including the Sandberg-Livesay Anthology Sing for the Inner Ear. She has been interviewed on television several times and has often read her work on radio programs. Her poem "The Fisherman's Wife" has been published nine times and used as part of a play performed at Grenfell College. Strowbridge has read in venues from Canada to Ireland. She read at the Canadian Embassy in Dublin, and hosted Gabfest for International Women's Day in Cobh where she was the writer in residence. She is often an adjudicator for contests and grant awards. She is presently working on two novels.


Shadows of the Heart. St. John's, NF: Jesperson Publishers, 1998.
Widdershins Stories of a Fisherman's Daughter. St. John's, NF: Jesperson Publishing, 1996.
Door Held Ajar. St. John's, NF: Creative Publishers, 1996.
Dancing on Ochre Sands. Jesperson Publishing Limited, 2004.
Far from Home Dr. Grenfell's Little Orphan. Pennywell Books (Imprint of Flanker Press), 2004 (in its 6th printing)
The Gift of Christmas. Flanker Press Limited, 2006.
The Newfoundland Tongue. Flanker Press, 2008 (in its 7th printing)
Catherine Snow. Flanker Press, 2009 (3rd printing sold out)
Maiden from the Sea. Pennywell Books, Imprint of Flanker Press, 2012
Ghost of the Southern Cross. Flanker Press, 2015


Canada's "Stamp of Approval" Award for letter chosen from Newfoundland "to represent how Canadians feel about their country in 1992."
Dancing on Ochre Sands short-listed for the Writers of Newfoundland and Labrador E. J. Pratt Award, 2004.
Second Place, Essay Awards, 1989; first place, 1987, 1985; ten honourable mentions.
First Place, Newfoundland Arts and Letters Story Award, 1982.
Far from Home short-listed for The Newfoundland and Labrador Historic and History Award, 2006.
Poetry Category, The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Awards, 2010
Poetry Category, The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Awards, 2010
Eligible for National Public Readings Program: