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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.

Awards and grants received by Budge Wilson

File contains Budge Wilson's applications for grants, clippings and newsletters announcing awards and prizes won by Wilson, and programs from awards' ceremonies. The awards/prizes include the CBC Literary Competition, Canadian Children's Book Centre Memorable Canadian Books for Young People, Nova Scotia's Aid to Established Writers Award, the Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award, Canada Council for the Arts' grants, and the Ann Connor Brimer award from the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia.

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.

Order of Canada investiture program

  • MS-2-650.2018-042, Box 89, Folder 9
  • File
  • March 10, 2005 - March 11, 2005
  • Part of Budge Wilson fonds

File contains a copy of the program for the Order of Canada Investiture Ceremony at Rideau Hall, Ottawa on March 11, 2005, where Budge Wilson became a member of the Order of Canada. The file also includes a card from David Smythe, general manager of the Lord Elgin Hotel in Ottawa, where she stayed.

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.

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.

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.

Budge Wilson : web information

  • MS-2-650.2018-042, Box 92, Folder 2
  • File
  • November 2005 - October 22, 2006
  • Part of Budge Wilson fonds

File contains information about Budge Wilson's books, awards, readings, and presentations found online, printed, and organized in a binder. The contents of the binder are organized into the following sections: book awards and nominations, booksellers and publishers, international sites, journals, miscellaneous (other websites mentioning Budge Wilson's work, e.g., schools, curricula, fans), readings and presentations, and writing organizations.

Awards and honours

Series contains records relating to Budge Wilson's awards and honours, including correspondence, programs, certificates, and speeches.

Programs for awards ceremonies

File contains programs from awards ceremonies from awards that Budge Wilson was nominated for and/or won, including the City of Dartmouth Book Ward (for Cordelia Clark, 1995); the Ann Connor Brimer Award (for Sharla, 1998); and the Children's Book Week Gala (at which Wilson gave the Ann Connor Brimer Keynote Address in 1999).

Posters of book award nominations

File contains posters from the Hackmatak Children's Choice Book Award, for which Budge Wilson's book "Duff's Monkey Business" was nominated, and the Atlantic Book Week and Festival Award Nominations, for which Wilson's book "A Fiddle for Angus" was nominated.
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