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!”

Storyknife Awarded Tier II Grant by the Rasmuson Foundation

We are pleased to announce that Storyknife Writers Retreat has been awarded a $400,000.00 Tier II Grant by the Rasmuson Foundation. Storyknife has been fundraising for the past two years to build a women writers’ retreat in Homer, Alaska, and the generosity of the Rasmuson Foundation will allow us to go forward with construction inContinue reading “Storyknife Awarded Tier II Grant by the Rasmuson Foundation”

Announcing Katie’s cabin

Storyknife is delighted to announce that thanks to a successful fund-raising campaign by Katherine Gottlieb, Southcentral Foundation, Carl Marrs, and the Old Harbor Native Corporation, Storyknife’s fifth cabin will be named for Katherine “Katie” Fox Vinberg Kashevarof, late of Seldovia, Alaska. Katie was born in 1906 and raised in Unga and Unalaska, the eldest ofContinue reading “Announcing Katie’s cabin”