Katherine Mansfield Centenary: Author Talk with Redmer Yska
30th November - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Join us for a special discussion on iconic writer Katherine Mansfield at Karori Library on Thursday November 30th, 6-7pm.
Redmer Yska, author of ‘Katherine Mansfield’s Europe: Station to Station’ will be joined by our Local & NZ History Specialist Gábor Tóth to deep dive into Mansfield’s words, travels and her local Karori connection. Hear how Yska traced and pulled together letters, journals and research to compile this fascinating insight into Mansfield that acts as part travelogue, part literary biography, part detective story and part ghost story.
Redmer Yska is an award-winning writer and historian based in Wellington. ‘Katherine Mansfield’s Europe: Station to Station’ is Yska’s second book on the iconic writer, his first book on Mansfield ‘A Strange Beautiful Excitement: Katherine Mansfield’s Wellington’ was shortlisted for the 2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.
Gábor Tóth is the Local & New Zealand History Specialist at Wellington City Libraries. He conducts research for both library customers and council staff as well as developing history resources such as the library’s heritage platform, Wellington City Recollect.
* We anticipate this event will be very popular and will be seated on a first-come first-served basis, please arrive early to avoid any disappointment.
*A New Zealand Sign Language Interpreter will be present at this event.