File contains letters from students and their teachers from two Grade 2 classes at Harold F. Loughin Public School in Brampton, Ontario. The letters are about Wilson's books "Going Bananas," "Mr. John Bertrand Nijinsky and Charlie," and "Madame Belzile and Ramsay Hitherton-Hobbs," which the classes read.
File contains three drafts of Budge Wilson's speech (two handwritten, one typescript). The file also contains correspondence from the Royal Canadian Legion, F.E. Butler Branch 44 of Chester, Nova Scotia regarding the ceremony and two tentative programs for morning.
File contains the sixth draft of Budge Wilson's book "After Swissair," an extended poem. The draft was sent to Eileen Richmond at the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with annotations by Budge Wilson.
File contains the printed version (published April 30, 2018) and online version (published April 28, 2018) of a newspaper article in The Nova Scotian, which includes an entry and photograph of Budge Wilson.
File contains a handwritten draft of Budge Wilson's news announcement for the Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP) newsletter, News Roundup. The announcement includes her recently published book "After Swissair"; readings at public libraries, the Hubbards Literary Society, and Word on the Street; interviews on CTV and CBC radio; features in the Chronicle Herald; and the upcoming publication of the fourth new Polish edition of "Before Green Gables."
File contains the fifth draft of Budge Wilson's book "After Swissair," an extended poem. The draft was sent to Eileen Richmond at the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Halifax, Nova Scotia. A note at the top of the first page from Budge Wilson to Eileen indicates that it is the "Most final to March 5. Edited and returned to Eileen March 13."
File contains a newspaper clipping of an article from The Chronicle Herald, which includes Budge Wilson's comments on the question "Which political party would foster cultural development in Nova Scotia?". The newspaper article also features responses from Charlotte Wilson-Hammond, Clam Harbour artist; Jamie Bradley, ACTRA Maritime national councilor and national vice-president of ACTRA; Josh MacDonald, playwright and screenwriter; Gordon Lamp, executive director of Music Nova Scotia; Walter Forsyth, Halifax-based filmmaker; and Mary Pat Mombourquette, managing director of Symphony Nova Scotia.
File contains the fourth draft of Budge Wilson's book "After Swissair," an extended poem. A note on the original envelope that the draft was stored in indicates that the draft has three new poems and that it is the "Most recent draft before Eileen's [Eileen Richmond] latest [edits?], which, as of March 25, she's still working on. End of last poem very different."
File contains the final draft of Budge Wilson's children's story "A Fiddle for Angus," and a note to her agent, Leona Trainer, about the draft. The file also contains the typescript of a short story entitled "My Heroine, Murphy Brown," by Budge Wilson (undated), which was included in the anthology "Friendships" (2006).
File contains Budge Wilson's notes for her presentation to a class at the Dalhousie Library School on Young Adult Writing. Wilson was invited to talk to the class by Vivian Howard of Dalhousie University.
File contains correspondence from Janice Kulyk Keefer to Budge Wilson regarding a speech and article that she wrote about Wilson's book "The Leaving." The speech and article were presented at a conference on Maritime Women held at Acadia University in 1995. The file includes two versions of the article.
File contains Budge Wilson's notes for her presentation to the Junior League of Halifax Sustainers Garden Club. The file also includes a schedule of events for the club (including Wilson's presentation), and the contact information for the Club's members in 2001.
File contains a copy of Budge Wilson's "Ann Connor Brimer Talk," the keynote address at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, which launched Canadian Children's Book Week in 1999. The speech addresses the state of children's literature in Nova Scotia. The file also includes a copy of a fax sent to Budge Wilson from regarding the schedule for the Canadian Children's Book Week Gala.
File contains six photographs of Budge Wilson, taken by Norene Smiley and Mary Primrose. The file also includes a printout of an email from Chuck Brown of the Telegraph-Journal to Wilson, including a picture of her holding her book "Izzie: The Christmas that Almost Wasn't" from her visit to St. Stephen, New Brunswick.
File contains Budge Wilson's introductory speech for the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia Short Story Award and a program from the event. The award was won by Jane Elizabeth Ledwell with Beverley Morash (second), Beth Ryan (third), and Kathleen Knowles, Joyce Simpson and Abby Whidden (honourable mentions). Wilson's speech discusses each of the recipients and their submissions in turn.
File contains Budge Wilson's presenting speech for the Short Story Award at the 1999 Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia Gala (WFNS). The file includes her handwritten draft and final typed copy of the speech and a copy of the program for the event. The Short Story Award was won by André Narbonne with Leigh Anne Williams (second), Eve Mills Nash (third), and Lindsay Preston and Karen Leah Whalen (honourable mentions). Wilson's speech briefly discusses each individual and their short story submission.
File contains two copies of the event program, copies of correspondence calling for "Roasts and Toasts for Budge" that were sent out to her closest friends and colleagues, and a copy of the book "Budge" with tributes published by the Hubbards Writers Society.
File contains the invitation, certificate and accompanying letter, and two copies of the program for the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Investiture held at Government House, Halifax, Nova Scotia on June 11, 2012. Budge Wilson was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
File contains Susan Drain's citation for Budge Wilson, read at Mount Saint Vincent University's (MSVU) Spring Convocation where Wilson was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters. The file also includes Wilson's diploma received at the convocation.
File contains correspondence (incoming and copies of outgoing) relating to Budge Wilson's honorary degree from Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU). The file also includes her biography used at the convocation, invitations, a copy of the Spring Convocation program, and a copy of the citation presented by Susan Drain at the convocation.
File contains materials from the presentation of the Anne Doll (i.e., Anne of Green Gables) to Budge Wilson by the Canadian Doll Clubs United and a newsletter about the event. The file also includes a photograph of Budge Wilson receiving the doll.
File contains correspondence regarding Budge Wilson's appointment to the Order of Nova Scotia in 2011. The file also includes a copy of the program, guidelines for the Investiture Ceremony, Peggy MacKinnon's ticket, and the invitation to the ceremony.
File contains a copy of Budge Wilson's acceptance speech printed in School Libraries in Canada (Summer 1991) for her Canadian Library Association (CLA) Young Adult Canadian Book Award for "The Leaving," and a copy of her letter to the magazine regarding the omission of the title of her book from the published speech. The speech was originally delivered at the CLA/CACL Book Awards Banquet in Montreal, Quebec. The file also includes an annotated, typescript copy of the speech, possibly used at the awards presentation.