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Auntie Gert and my mom,
Peggy (Harding) Kelbaugh,
Rothesay, NB, Canada.  1976
Gretchen's Resume

Professional Accomplishments and Grants


With All Her Might; the Life of Gertrude Harding, Militant Suffragette. Goose Lane Editions:   Fredericton, NB.  1996. Holmes & Meier: New York, NY.  1998.  Spanish edition.  Txalaparta: Basque Country, Spain.  1999. Author.


Canada Council Grant to develop music and lyrics to Hardie, the Musical (now Gert Harding). 2020. Librettist.

artsNB grant to workshop libretto for Hardie, the Musical. 2019.

New Brunswick Arts grants: animation, 2010; screenplay, 1999; biography research, 1994.


One-act play Orchids (about Gert Harding) performed for 5 nights by Saint John Theatre Co. 2016. Playwright.


Feature video Margaret and Deirdre. Screened at Atlantic Film Festival, 2005; deReel International and Silver Wave Film Festivals, 2006. At Trail Dance Film Festival, Winner: Best Screenplay and nominated Best Dramatic Feature and Best Foreign Film, 2008. Writer/producer/director.

Piece o’ Cake, short comedy, screened at Silver Wave, Continental Drift and deReel Film Festival (Melbourne), then won Best No Budget Short  at the Broad Humor Film Festival, California, 2007. Licensed by CBC-TV in 2009. Writer, producer, director.


​Half-hour drama, 106 Fire Hydrants, produced for CBC-TV, 2000. Writer.

Documentary, 80/20; the Developing World: winner Excellence in Music for Documentaries at Silver Wave Film Festival, 2006. co-producer/director. Distributed by Moving Images.

​Documentary, Voyage with a Dragon. Runner-up in short documentary, Silver Wave Film Festival. Writer/producer/director. 2004.




1. One-act play Orchids chosen for Theatre New Brunswick’s New Voices program, 2013 and Saint John Theatre Company's Script Happens, 2015.


2. CBC Television Performance Showcase: screenplay, Margaret & Deirdre, one of three chosen by new writers from across Canada, 1999.


3. Atlantic Film Festival & CBC Script Development Workshop, winner: 1996 and 1997 for 106 Fire Hydrants and Hardie (about Gert Harding).


4. New Brunswick Writers' Federation Literary Competition: First Place in Children's Literature, 1993;  First Place in Non-fiction, 1992.


BEd in secondary science, distinction, 1979, UNB

BA in English, high honours, 1992, UNB

2 graduate Creative Writing courses, 1993, UNB

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