A black and white photo of Katherine Mansfield.

Celebrating Katherine Mansfield: 100 Year Anniversary Symposium

Considered to be one of Aotearoa's most acclaimed writers, Mansfield revolutionised twentieth century English short story writing.


Kate Sheppard House

83 Clyde Road
Christchurch 8041

+64 3 341 1360

This year marks the centenary of Katherine Mansfield's death. In 1908, Mansfield left Edwardian provincial life in Wellington in search of a new literary life in England and Europe. Somewhere she could be, a place to settle and call home. She never forgot her early impressions and memories of Aotearoa and continually referenced it in her writings.

To honour 34 year old Mansfield's passing on 9 January 1923 at Fontainebleau, representatives from Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Katherine Mansfield House and Garden, University of Canterbury and University of Wellington come together to present a Symposium at Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House.

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