The burden of working at the Mansfield birthplace. By Ashleigh Young
'It was my first full-time job in a long while. The chairman of the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Society and the four paid staff were there, all in winter coats.'
Ashleigh Young works as an editor at Victoria University Press and a creative writing tutor at the International Institute of Modern Letters. She is the author of the poetry collection Magnificent Moon and collection of essays Can You Tolerate This? She lives in Wellington, New Zealand.