Celebrating Katherine Mansfield

Celebrating Katherine Mansfield


Jeffrey Harris (b.1949) New Zealand. ‗Katherine Mansfield at Menton‘ (1973) Oil, Private Collection. Reproduced courtesy of the artist.

Menton, France, Friday 25 September 2009 A symposium organised by the Katherine Mansfield Society to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Katherine Mansfield Memorial Fellowship


In organising this Symposium, the Katherine Mansfield Society gratefully acknowledges the support of: New Zealand Embassy Paris The Winn-Manson Menton Trust Association France Nouvelle-Zélande Mairie de Menton The year 2009 sees the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Katherine Mansfield Memorial Fellowship, offered annually to enable a New Zealand writer to work at the Villa Isola Bella in Menton, once the home of Katherine Mansfield. During a week of celebrations in Menton from 21-26 September 2009 to mark this anniversary, the Katherine Mansfield Society is holding a Symposium on Friday 25 September. The Symposium will be opened by H.E. Sarah Dennis, New Zealand Ambassador to France and Richard Cathie, Chair, Winn-Manson Menton Trust KEYNOTE SPEAKERS : (both former Menton Fellows):

Vincent O‟Sullivan, DCNZM
(invited by Association France Nouvelle-Zélande)

C. K. Stead, ONZ, CBE, FRSL
In addition: Kirsty Gunn will read her short story ‗The Little House‘ and talk about her residency at Randell Cottage and her latest Mansfield-inspired project. Gerri Kimber, (Deputy-Chair, Katherine Mansfield Society), will present a talk on Katherine Mansfield‘s reputation in France. Amelia McBride, playwright, with the assistance of Julie Fryman, will perform her play ‗Something Childish but Very Natural‘, including adaptations of Mansfield‘s stories, on the subject of growing up and learning to love. 2




Vincent O‟Sullivan ‗“My heart beats for it like it beats for Karori”: How to face time in Menton‟ Katherine Mansfield rented the Isola Bella from September 1920 to May 1921....

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