Betty Jane Wylie

Writer, playwright.

Born at Winnipeg in 1931, she graduated from the University of Manitoba with an MA in English. She left Winnipeg in 1967 when her husband William T. Wylie (1927-1973), administrator of the Manitoba Theatre Centre, was appointed General Manager of the Stratford Festival Theatre. In recognition of her service as a writer and playwright, she was inducted into the Order of Canada (2003) and she received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012).

Her articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

The Boy With the Boot
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 4, Number 2, January 1959

Winnipeg's Cenotaph
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 8, Number 2, January 1963


“Writer Betty Jane Wylie packing up for Stratford,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 November 1967, page 16.

“Author Wylie writes to live,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 February 1975, page 14.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 January 2018