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Patron: Professor Kirsty Gunn

Annual membership starts from date of joining and includes the following benefits:

  • Free copy of Katherine Mansfield Studies, the Society’s prestigious annual yearbook published by Edinburgh University Press, including free on-line access to vols 1-4 (worth £25).
  • Three on-line newsletters per year, packed with information, news, reviews and much more.
  • Regular email bulletins with the latest news on anything related to KM and/or the Society (over 100 sent in 2016)
  • Reduced price fees for all KMS conferences.
  • 20% discount on all books published by Edinburgh University Press
  • Special member offers.
  • In addition, your membership fee goes to support the work of the KMS, a charitable organisation, which aims to promote worldwide awareness of Katherine Mansfield and her work. If you enjoy browsing through our website, the result of hundreds of hours of work by volunteers, please show your support by becoming a member.

Latest News


14 July 2009

A reminder that the deadline for submitting to the newsletter for the August Issue is 31 July 2009. We invite any and all contributions. Please send us your thoughts, ideas and suggestions. If there is something we can provide and are not, tell us. How can we make the Society more appealing? Tell us what Mansfield's work means to you.

KMS, in conjunction with Wellington City Council and the Wellington Sculpture Trust, can announce that one of its founding projects is underway. When formed, in December 2008, the Society agreed to pursue a memorial sculpture of/to Katherine Mansfield. Our thanks go to Sarah Sandley & Vincent O'Sullivan for their efforts. Read the Press Release from WCC

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12 July 2009

The Katherine Mansfield Society is delighted to announce, in conjunction with the town of Menton, The New Zealand Embassy in Paris and the Winn Manson Menton Trust, that the Menton Symposium on 25 September  2009, will be held at the exclusive Villa Maria Serena. Registration is now open.


Oh, could I bring the flowers, the air the whole heavenly climate as well: this darling little town, these mountains - It is simply a small jewel - Menton - and its band in the jardins publiques with the ruffled pansy beds - the white donkeys standing meek - tied to a pole, the donkey women in black pleated dresses with flat funny hats. All, all is so terribly attractive. (Katherine Mansfield to John Middleton Murry, 20 April 1920).

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11 July 2009



The winner will receive a cash prize of £300 and the winning essay will be considered for publication in Katherine Mansfield Studies (the peer-reviewed journal of the Katherine Mansfield Society).

Highly commended essays will also be considered for publication in either Katherine Mansfield Studies orthe Journal of D. H. Lawrence Studies.

Details for Entry Here

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Mail List Announcement

10 July 2009

We are getting a few bounces when we send out our regular email KM news bulletins to members. Please ensure that you have supplied us with your current/active email address. If you have not received an email from us within the last week please email us with an active address and your full name so we can update our records and ensure you get up-to-date email bulletins and advance notices. If you are not a member and wish to be kept up to date with all KM news and activity worldwide, please support us and take out a membership!

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9 July 2009

NEVER BEFORE SEEN Photos of KM and her family

The Katherine Mansfield Society would like to acknowledge the enormous generosity of Janine Renshaw-Beauchamp, grand-daughter of Jeanne Beauchamp, and great-niece of Katherine Mansfield, for allowing us to showcase her family photo album, which is of such interest to Mansfield enthusiasts worldwide. The photographs were initially scanned by Gerri Kimber and then painstakingly edited, watermarked and uploaded to the website by Tracey Macleod. Janine Renshaw-Beauchamp kindly provided the information on each photos, photos of Leslie, Mansfield’s adored younger brother, pictures of Vera, Chaddie and Jeanne (Mansfield’s sisters) and photos of one of Mansfield’s dresses, her sewing bag and needle case, again, all showcased for the first time. As a group of photographs, they renew and enhance our understanding of the Beauchamp family.

KMS members have already been provided with information to enter this password-protected site. If you are not a member and would like to view these exquisite photographs, then please consider taking out a membership. The KMS is a registered Charitable Trust and all our work is done by volunteers.

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8 July 2009

It is with enormous gratitude that we reproduce here, with kind permission, poems by Riemke Ensing based on KM's letters and journals. She has also submitted two additional works for the inaugural Katherine Mansfield Studies Journal

Originally conceived for the Katherine Mansfield Centenary, The K.M. File (published by Hazard Press) has grown into Riemke's fourth collection of poems. In these poems she has used extracts from Katherine Mansfield's letters, journals and stories so that Mansfield is a constant presence throughout the works.

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7 July 2009

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 will be holding a Symposium on Friday 25 September. Please click here to view our call for papers.

At the same time, ‘Association France Nouvelle Zélande' is organizing a writing competition of short stories (2,500 words maximum), for students under 30 years of age enrolled in a French or New Zealand university or those holding a student visa. Click here for more details regarding the competition rules.

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Katherine Mansfield Studies

1 July 2009

The Society is delighted to announce that the Open University in the UK has agreed to fund editorial assistance for the Society's Journal, Katherine Mansfield Studies. The funding bid was developed by the Journal's editor, Dr Delia da Sousa Correa, a Senior Lecturer at the Open University. The KMS is grateful to the OU, and to Delia's hard work and persistence in attracting this funding, which will make a significant contribution to the initial development of the Journal.

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