Looking forward joyfully. Looking behind joyfully.

Dear Storyknife Community, As the year closes out and the daylight starts to increase, it gives those of us behind the scenes at Storyknife great pleasure to look back joyfully and look forward joyfully. We are so grateful to the 48 amazing women writers who were in residence at Storyknife in 2022. Our lives haveContinue reading “Looking forward joyfully. Looking behind joyfully.”

Storyknife Adjudication Results

Yesterday, I was filled with contradictory feelings. I sent out all of the invitations, waitlist notifications, and rejections letters for the 2023 Storyknife season. I knew that there would be excitement from those invited and even those waitlisted, but that there would be an even longer list of those who were bitterly disappointed. For everyoneContinue reading “Storyknife Adjudication Results”

Remembering 2022 on Giving Tuesday

As the end of the year starts to come into sight and we begin preparing for 2023, here’s a short video to remind us all of the amazing women writers who have been in residence at Storyknife in 2022. And while we’re reminding folks, we’ve $13,500 left to raise to meet our $50,000 challenge grant.Continue reading “Remembering 2022 on Giving Tuesday”

The Importance of Women’s Voices

As we work through the third round of the adjudication process for next year’s residencies, I am reminded of how important women’s stories are and how difficult it is for women to find the time and space to tell them. Each writing sample has its own spark and every woman has a compelling reason toContinue reading “The Importance of Women’s Voices”

An audacious leap forward

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,Continue reading “An audacious leap forward”

Upcoming excitement at Storyknife

So many wonderful things happening at Storyknife this summer! We’ve had twenty-eight women writers in residence so far. The cabins and Eva’s House are humming with people hard at work, dreaming new worlds and new words into existence. Each month, Storyknife partners with the 49 Writers, a statewide nonprofit devoted to Alaskan writers, to provideContinue reading “Upcoming excitement at Storyknife”

Summer comes to Storyknife

It is high summer at Storyknife. We’ve hosted three cohorts of women writers, offering the time and space to devote to their writing. That means twenty-one women have slept deeply, watched sunsets, gathered together for dinner conversations and walks, and spent numerous hours putting words on the pages. It also means that there are fourContinue reading “Summer comes to Storyknife”

Spring Double Donation Drive!

Spring comes slowly to this part of Alaska, but we know that it’s coming; the snow is slumping and the mud is rising. Storyknife feels spring coming as we all come back to Eva’s House, check the cabins, plump up pillows, and stock the supplies that will keep the women at Storyknife well taken careContinue reading “Spring Double Donation Drive!”