Nancy Bauer was UNB’s eigth writer-in-residence for the 1989-1990 academic year. Nancy was born in Chelmsford, Massachussetts in 1934, and recieved her BA from Mount Holyoke College. She originally planned to be a Russian correspondant, but these plans changed when she met Bill Bauer and quickly married him. Alden Nowlan said of the them that "Like many other well and truly married couples, the Bauers of Fredericton possess a joint identity, Bill-and-Nancy." After marrying Bill, he convinced her that they should move to Fredericton in the 1960s, which is where Nancy had begun her writing career in 1967.
Before beginning as writer-in-residence, Bauer often attended informal discussions on writing at the Ice House from her earliest days at UNB until 1982. Additionally, she was one of the founders of the Maritime Writers’ Workshop, and was its initial director. Her time connecting with other literary figures in New Brunswick led to her forming the Writer's Federation of New Brunswick. Bauer also participated in the Writer-in-Schools program in New Brunswick, where local writers would talk to students about creative writing. Bauer had previously held an residency at Bemidji State University in Minnesota in Spring of 1986.
UA Case 191; Section 2; Nancy Bauer
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