“When you’re ready to move from summer reading to summer writing”–Washington Post, June 8, 2017 Excerpt: For women only Men need not apply for Storyknife Writers Retreat, a program in Homer, Alaska, founded by mystery-novel powerhouse Dana Stabenow. For her, Storyknife is a way to repay a creative debt. Early in her career, she attendedContinue reading “Storyknife in the Washington Post”
Author Archives: Dana
Last year Peggy Shumaker and Joe Usibelli came to us and said they wanted to name Storyknife’s main house for Eva Saulitis, teacher, poet and their friend, who died earlier that year. For every dollar donated toward the main house they would match it with two of theirs. This month we received a donation fromContinue reading “Eva’s House”
More writers at Storyknife in 2017
In 2016 Storyknife hosted its inaugural Fellow, Kim Steutermann Rogers, for the month of September. Kim arrived on September 1st and departed on September 30th. While she was here she wrote 249 pages, which was better than I did that month. She integrated so fully into the Homer community that total strangers came up toContinue reading “More writers at Storyknife in 2017”
Introducing Katherine Gottlieb
Where to begin. President and CEO of Southcentral Foundation (SCF), the non-profit health arm of Cook Inlet Region, Inc. Visiting Scientist at Harvard University. MacArthur Award recipient. CIRI shareholder, Old Harbor tribal member, Seldovia tribal member, mother of six, grandmother of twenty-seven or maybe it’s thirty now. Those are just some of the facts. HereContinue reading “Introducing Katherine Gottlieb”
Meet Kathleen Alcalá
The Amazing Erin (I think that’s actually her real name) is even as we speak putting together a Council of Advisors for Storyknife. Allow me to introduce you to one of them. This is Kathleen Alcalá. She was a co-writer in residence when I was at Hedgebrook the first year it was open (we watchedContinue reading “Meet Kathleen Alcalá”
Introducing a new member of the Storyknife team!
Everyone, meet Erin Coughlin Hollowell, Storyknife’s new executive director! Poet by day, non-profit maven the rest of the time, she’s come on board to help get this party started. But first, get to know her a little. I’m a poet all the way out at the end of the road that has been working on andContinue reading “Introducing a new member of the Storyknife team!”
Courtesy of Scott, Our Builder, see the floor plans for the main house and the cabins. Click on the images to enlarge.
Storyknife at Anchorage Rotary
[My remarks at Anchorage Rotary yesterday, as follows, and my thanks to Jon Deisher for making it happen.] I have to start with a story, because you know that’s what I do. A guy walks into a bookstore, the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, Arizona. He tells the owner, Barbara Peters, that he left his bookContinue reading “Storyknife at Anchorage Rotary”
Hooray! Storyknife is now a 501c3 nonprofit corporation!
Yes, I returned from the second Alaska Women’s Summit in Anchorage to find The Letter in Storyknife’s mailbox, complete with EIN and DLN and ID and every number we need to make us tax deductible. The takeaway here is: From April 2, 2013, every dime anyone gives or gave Storyknife is tax deductible. Now IContinue reading “Hooray! Storyknife is now a 501c3 nonprofit corporation!”
So, not a lot of activity to report. Chiefly, we have yet to receive word from the IRS about our 501c3 status, and we can’t begin serious fund-raising until we have it. To recap, we applied last February. In April they asked us for an additional document, which we provided, which they tookContinue reading “Happy 2014!”