Welcome 2020 at Storyknife!

Welcome to 2020 at Storyknife! We hope that you all had a peaceful holiday season and that this new year will be filled with all good things. There is so much good news at Storyknife that we’re pinching ourselves to make sure it’s real. First, 318 people applied for residencies during our 2019 open applicationContinue reading “Welcome 2020 at Storyknife!”

Introducing Jo Michalski

Storyknife is pleased to welcome in 2020 with a new Advisory Council member, Jo Michalski. Jo is an entrepreneur, community activist and philanthropist.  She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Minnesota and taught 9th grade social studies for the Minneapolis School District.  She moved to Alaska in 1971 and traveled the state developingContinue reading “Introducing Jo Michalski”

Celebrate the light.

In Alaska, we pay very close attention to the light. On Solstice, we’re slated to get about 5 hours and 58 minutes. Every year, I try to be on Bishop’s Beach in Homer to see the sun come over the mountains on Solstice. Last year it was cloudy, so the picture above is from 2017.Continue reading “Celebrate the light.”

Peggy's Cabin in Winter

Winter weather has turned into the slippery sort. We think that we’re going to have some of the white, and then the rain comes back. But I did manage to snap a shot while we had some snow. Storyknife sure is peaceful every time of year, but there is something about the snow-laden spruce andContinue reading “Peggy's Cabin in Winter”

Open the door….

Last week, I gave a little pep talk about Giving Tuesday. I asked you to think of all the women writers whose books never got published. Heck, those books, plays, poems never even got written, because the laundry needed doing, kids needed feeding. Or worse, women writers were actively prevented from becoming literate. How manyContinue reading “Open the door….”

Announcing Open Application Period and Requesting Your Support

As autumn begins to feel a little more like winter, Storyknife planning for 2020 is swinging into full gear. We have so much to tell you, but we’ll break it into three bite-size chunks.  1. Residency applications will go live on November 1. You will find the link on this page of our website. IfContinue reading “Announcing Open Application Period and Requesting Your Support”

The Cabin without a Name – No Longer!

If you’ve been following along, you know that five of the cabins at Storyknife are named: Carol, Betty, Diana, Evangeline, and Katie. For awhile, we’ve been waiting to announce the name of the final cabin, and now we can do so. The final cabin will be named after Peggy Shumaker. Peggy began her teaching careerContinue reading “The Cabin without a Name – No Longer!”

Breaking Ground and Groundbreaking!

On May 4, a bright and windy day, Storyknife progressed into a new phase – the Building Phase! Among a crowd of supporters, Dana Stabenow, Storyknife founder, put her decorated shovel into the dirt and broke ground for Storyknife. There was champagne and cupcakes. The first Storyknife fellow, Kim Steutermann Rogers, spoke about the meaningContinue reading “Breaking Ground and Groundbreaking!”