Dunedin Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute

Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival 13-15 October 2023


The programmes for this wonderful event are available at the Athenaeum.

There is also one event being held at the Athenaeum.  On Saturday 14th October at 3.30pm.  $20/15.

Radiant Revelry – Celebrating Katherine Mansfield’s Timeless Legacy.

On her birthday, and to commemorate the centenary year of her death, we celebrate the life and work of Katherine Mansfield, New Zealand’s iconic, boundary-pushing literary giant.

Get ready for an afternoon of sensory delight, in the cosy heritage surroundings of the Athenaeum Library.  We will be transported back in time by a cello and violin duo performing the classical music that Mansfield loved.

We’ll then move to a fascinating and in-depth conversation between chair Michelle Elvy and Katherine Mansfield biographer Redmer Yska – author of Katerine Mansfield’s Europe: Station to Station.

To be followed by a gorgeous afternoon tea of inspired cupcakes by massive Mansfield fan, Dunedin cake artist Alby Hailes, at which the winners of the inaugural At the Bay I I te Kokoru story awards will be announced by Emma Neale.

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