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Nancy Luke Bauer        

CHS Class of 1952



CHS ’52 Yearbook (4), Press Club (President), Band (1,2,3,4), Student Council (Corresponding Secretary), Member of the committee that selected the lion as the CHS mascot, Graduation Speaker

Mt Holyoke College BA English Composition Minors: Russian & Education ’56 4- year academic scholarship, Awarded the Merrill Prize for English

University of New Brunswick (Canada) Department of Extension Services Instructor (Creative Writing & English as a second language); University of New Brunswick Department of English Instructor (Writing, English for Foreign Students & Canadian Literature); Writers Workshops (Instructor), Writer in Residence: Cape Cod Writers Conference, Bemidji State University, MN, University of New Brunswick, Mt. St. Mary University; Maritime Writers Workshop (Founder, Director, Teacher)

Novels: “Flora, Write this Down”, “Wise-Ears”, “The Opening Eye”, “Samara the Wholehearted”, “The Irrational Doorways of Mr. Gerard”; Numerous Short Stories including: “Dance, Dance, Wherever You May Be”, “Like a Green Olive Tree in the House of God”; Non-Fiction including: “The Arts in New Brunswick”, “Remembering the Ice House Gang”, “As for Me and My House”, “Rick Burns Investigates the Box”

The CBC Literary Competition for Fiction, The New Brunswick Arts Board (Certificate of Recognition)

Writer’s Foundation of New Brunswick (Founding Member), Gallery Connexion (Charter Member, Vice-Chair), Short-term Writing Grant Jury (Canada Council Explorations Jury), McCord Hall Writers Group (Advisor), Active member of her church, CHSAA (Charter Member)

“As my husband said, it is your high school that means the most to you of any institutions you attend. And Chelmsford High School was a very special place as I only came to realize after I graduated”  
                                                                                                                                                   Nancy Luke Bauer