Looking toward 2021

Table set in front of a window with forests and sea.
The table is set for the community of Storyknife!

We’ll remember 2020, won’t we?

January and February were a fever of preparation at Storyknife. Furniture, art, linens, table-settings. Preparation to make sure that every writer knew immediately after stepping across the threshold of Eva’s House that she is respected and that her work is valuable.

Then, the world veered in a different direction. Storyknife chose to value the lives of our community members in the small town of Homer, as well as the lives of the 42 writers chosen for residencies, their families, and their communities. We postponed our first year of residencies.

As the world reaches the balance point, Winter Solstice just around the corner, at Storyknife we are planning for the light to return. We are contacting this year’s fellows and planning for residencies in 2021. Sure, there is no way to know exactly how the new year will proceed, but with a vaccine and care for each other, we believe that residencies will be possible.

Possible because of all of you, the community that creates Storyknife. We are grateful for every person who applies for a residency, donates no matter how much, gives handmade pottery or books for Dana’s Library, offers encouragement and stories of your own mentors and writing life, and more. Even though we have had to be “separate together” this year, next year, we hope to be able to share stories of the writers who cross the threshold of Storyknife and are enveloped by the generosity of our community.

Thank you.

May this holiday season be filled with light and grace for you and yours.

take care and stay safe,
Erin and Dana

PS. We are very close to meeting our 2020 fundraising goal. Please support Storyknife in your year-end giving. To the many people who have already given, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

A closer look at those incredible place settings.
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