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”

Introducing Pam Houston

I’m excited to introduce you to our newest Advisory Council member, Pam Houston. The incredible Paula Martin has become Storyknife’s newest Board of Directors member, so we had a spot open on the Advisory Council. Lucky for us, Pam Houston was agreeable to joining on. Pam is an outspoken advocate for women writers, an incredibleContinue reading “Introducing Pam Houston”