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Remembrance Day address at Chester United Baptist Church

  • MS-2-650.2018-042, Box 93, Folder 1
  • File
  • October 24, 2000 - November 11, 2000
  • Part of Budge Wilson fonds

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.

Published talk : Margaret Laurence, listener

File contains a copy of a published talk by Budge Wilson entitled "Margaret Laurence, Listener." The memorial talk was originally delivered at the Wenjack Theatre at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario on February 2, 1987. It was later published in the Canadian Woman Studies Journal (Volume 8, Number 3).

Budge Wilson talk at Blandford Show opening

File contains Budge Wilson's handwritten speech for the Blandford Show Opening. The speech discusses here writing career, and the photographs and paintings at the Show.

Correspondence, speech, and article on Budge Wilson and The Leaving

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.

Talk notes to Junior League of Halifax Sustainers Garden Club

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.

Ann Connor Brimer keynote address launching Canadian Children's Book Week

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.

Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia Short Story Award introduction notes

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.

Speech for Short Story Award at the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia Gala

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.

Correspondence between Budge Wilson and Mount Saint Vincent University on honourary degree ceremony

  • MS-2-650.2018-042, Box 89, Folder 16
  • File
  • May 17, 2012 - May 18, 2012
  • Part of Budge Wilson fonds

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.

Canadian Library Association acceptance speech for The Leaving

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.
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