Your Words Matter

Last year, I was fortunate enough to spend an entire month at a writer’s residency in Washington. For four solid weeks, I wrote, wandered, read, wrote some more, revised, slept, and woke up the next day to do it all again. In one month, I wrote an entire poetry chapbook. It was an incredibly nurturing experience.

A writing residency is transformative. It changes your relationship to your work. When you take away the daily distractions, the internet, the children/spouse/friends, suddenly you are left face-to-face with the work. Terrifying and blissful. After a few days of panic, naps, and staring woefully at the walls, something begins to happen. You begin to write, deeply and sustainedly. You begin to have faith in your own story as a writer.

The Storyknife Writers Retreat honors the importance of women’s voices. What you have to write and share with the world matters. It matters so much that here at Storyknife, we think you should have an entire month to devote to it.

The application period for the first residency ends on May 15th at midnight, Alaska time (application). Just imagine that you have a month in this sweet cabin to learn to trust your own voice, your own writing. We’re so excited to make it happen for someone.

take care,


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