Sue’s Cabin

In December, beloved mystery writer, Sue Grafton passed away. A #1 New York Times-bestselling author, Sue Grafton published in twenty-eight countries and in twenty-six languages—including Estonian, Bulgarian, and Indonesian. Books in her alphabet series, beginning with A is for Alibi in 1982 and most recently, Y is for Yesterday, are international bestsellers with readership inContinue reading “Sue’s Cabin”

The Storyknife Residency Challenge

This post was written by Ruby Hansen Murray, Storyknife’s September 2017 resident fellow.  All photographs taken by Ruby Hansen Murray.  A solitary residency can be rough. Going to a new community alone is like throwing yourself into space, something the two eagles across from the post office may have felt, when they fledged on SeptemberContinue reading “The Storyknife Residency Challenge”

Create the Change You Want to See – #WomensVoicesMatter

Dear Friends of Storyknife, We have all come so far in the last year, sometimes in amazing and sometimes in devastating ways. Here at Storyknife, we have raised almost half of what we need to build the physical part of a writers’ retreat for women. But Storyknife is not all about the buildings, not allContinue reading “Create the Change You Want to See – #WomensVoicesMatter”

Some thoughts from our July fellow, Megan Donnelly

It was a friend who first found Storyknife. Only for women, he realized, and forwarded me the link. Repeatedly, he urged me to apply until I relented and submitted an application for a summer residency. There’s no way, I thought. There’s no way that I’ll be selected. One month later, while my first grade studentsContinue reading “Some thoughts from our July fellow, Megan Donnelly”

By Leaps and Bounds

We are delighted to announce that Storyknife Writers Retreat has raised enough funds that with a 2-to-1 matching donation from Peggy Shumaker and Joe Usibelli, the main house can be built and dedicated to Homer writer Eva Saulitis! Starting in November last year, donations were solicited via a crowd-funding campaign to build Eva’s House, theContinue reading “By Leaps and Bounds”

Spring is coming… March update

February was a busy month for Storyknife. We were parsing out all of the submissions to our wonderful team of reviewers. Each submission was to be read by three people. We also needed to create a grid so we could figure out which applicants wanted a two-week retreat, which wanted a four-week retreat, and whichContinue reading “Spring is coming… March update”