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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.

New York Public Library and American Library Association recognition of Budge Wilson

File contains correspondence regarding Budge Wilson's book "The Leaving," which was awarded various honours by the American Library Association (ALA) and the New York Public Library: Horn Book Fanfare, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, an ALA Notable Book Award, a Best Book for Young Adults from the American Library Association, and short listed for the book list Best Book of the Year Award.

Positive letters on The Leaving to Budge Wilson

File contains copies of letters from Joel Taxel, editor of "The New Advocate," and Allyn M. Johnston, senior editor of Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, to Paul Wiseman, executive editor of Philomel Books.

Leona Trainer correspondence with Budge Wilson

File contains copies of letters from Budge Wilson to her agent, Leona Trainer of the Transatlantic Literary Agency. The file also contains two letters from Canadian author Margaret Laurence, one to Budge Wilson concerning her short story "The Metaphor," and one to Canada Council for the Arts supporting Wilson's application for a Projects Cost Grant.

Hubbards Writers Festival tribute to Budge Wilson

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.

Queen Elizabeth Medal event

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.

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.

Order of Nova Scotia investiture

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.

Letter from Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General

File contains a letter from Adrienne Clarkson to Budge Wilson thanking her for sending a copy of her book "The Leaving" and congratulating her on receiving the Order of Canada.

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.

Map of Churchill, Manitoba, created by Dwight Allen

File consists of a coloured map of Churchill, Manitoba, created by Dwight Allen, for the Polar Inn. Includes two letters between Dany Alard, and Budge Wilson regarding permission to reproduce the map in the book Sharla.

Thank you letter from Genevieve Mullally, Workplace Education Program, Queen Elizabeth II Health Science Centre, to Budge Wilson

File consists of a thank you letter from Genevieve Mullally, Workplace Education Program, Queen Elizabeth II Health Science Centre, to Budge Wilson regarding talk Budge gave to a class of the Workplace Education Program. Includes a graduation program with a hand-written note to Budge Wilson. Also includes the report from the Workplace Education Program for 1998-99 with a review and photographs of the visit by Budge Wilson.

Electronic email messages and letters of Budge Wilson regarding the Dalhousie University Alumni Award ceremony and annual dinner

File consists of the typescripts of electronic email messages and letters of Budge Wilson regarding the Dalhousie University Alumni Award ceremony and annual dinner held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 16, 2008. The Alumni Achievement award was bestowed on Budge Wilson at the ceremony.

Electronic email messages and letters of Budge Wilson regarding a talk at the LBANS/NSLA Conference

File consists of the typescripts of electronic email messages and letters of Budge Wilson regarding a talk at the LBANS/NSLA (Library Boards Association of Nova Scotia / Nova Scotia Library Association). The conference was held in Greenwich, Nova Scotia, October 3-5, 2008. Includes the conference program booklet.

Electronic email messages of Budge Wilson regarding a talk at the Canadian Association of School Administrators Summer Leadership Academy

File consists of the typescripts of electronic email messages of Budge Wilson regarding a talk at the Canadian Association of School Administrators Summer Leadership Academy held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 10-13, 2008. Includes the conference program. Also includes a photocopied page from "Leaders and Learners" (volume 4, issue 23, September 2008, page 16).
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