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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


25 November 2009

Monday 7 December, 6pm
City Gallery Wellington, Adam Auditorium (entry through rear entrance). Free entry.

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New images now available

17 November 2009

Thanks to the generosity of Jan Kemp, acclaimed NZ poet and KMS member, we have a significant number of additions to our KM-related image database. These can all be accessed by going to our Resource section and then clicking on KM Image Collections. There are now images of Bandol, Bad Worishofen, the Menton exhibition of 2009 and  Fontainebleau-Avon (the cemetery and the Prieure). This database of images is being constantly updated. Please do check back frequently!

In addition, we have now put up a gallery of  photos from our Menton symposium. If you were fortunate enough to be there and have some photos of the event to share, please send them to us!

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Read Rachel McAlpine’s play The Dazzling Night

1 November 2009

The KMS is thrilled to be able to showcase in our Resource section an unusual play about Katherine Mansfield, by Rachel McAlpine, called The Dazzling Night. Rachel is a novelist, poet, playwright, and author of about 30 books. From 1993-1995 she was Guest Professor at Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts in Kyoto, Japan. There she learned to love the ritualistic, meditative, alien beauty of Noh theatre, and also met many Katherine Mansfield devotees. Writing The Dazzling Night, a Noh play about Katherine Mansfield, was the inevitable result. The play has had one successful production in Auckland. For information about other aspects of Rachel's life, see

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