The 2022 Storyknife residency season is wending its way to the close. At the end of this month, the cabins will be put to rest for the winter, awaiting the creativity and bustle of April 2023’s writers. The kitchen will fall silent; no more sizzling and bubbling and laughter until next year. In another week, we’ll be finishing up the first phase of adjudication and launching into the second, all in preparation for next year’s writers.
But the office will not be quiet. No, we’ll be working hard to get the word out about a very exciting opportunity. A long-time and stalwart supporter has offered a year-end challenge grant that will put Storyknife over its fundraising goal for this year and give us a good jump on next year. That’s right, this supporter has offered to match $50,000 in funds raised between now and the end of the year! It’s a very audacious goal, but we know that with your help, Storyknife can raise the funds to trigger the match.
Autumn and winter are the giving seasons. At Storyknife, we invite you to consider the amazing women writers who’ve been in residence and know how much your generosity has impacted their lives.
“Storyknife gives a writer something nearly impossible to come by in our clamoring, fast-paced world: stillness. At Storyknife, a writer can simply sit in the soft and ever-changing light, taking in the beauty of Mount Iliamna across the glittering expanse of the inlet. In that stillness, ideas come. Clarity dawns. The words follow. I left Storyknife holding that stillness within, a precious reserve of strength to draw on when the world closes in. My time there is a highlight of my writing life.”Gwen Florio, novelist and a May writer in residence
Please help Storyknife reach its challenge grant goal. Know that every dollar you donate to Storyknife between now and the end of the year is doubled. But we all need each other to make it over that finish line. Please donate now for the women writers of Storyknife that will create the stories that change our world.
As always, you can send checks to Storyknife to PO Box 75, Homer, AK 99603. All donations are tax deductible.