Storyknife in the Washington Post

“When you’re ready to move from summer reading to summer writing”–Washington Post, June 8, 2017 Excerpt: For women only Men need not apply for Storyknife Writers Retreat, a program in Homer, Alaska, founded by mystery-novel powerhouse Dana Stabenow. For her, Storyknife is a way to repay a creative debt. Early in her career, she attended […]

Eva’s House

Last year Peggy Shumaker and Joe Usibelli came to us and said they wanted to name Storyknife’s main house for Eva Saulitis, teacher, poet and their friend, who died earlier that year. For every dollar donated toward the main house they would match it with two of theirs. This month we received a donation from […]

Introducing Katherine Gottlieb

Where to begin. President and CEO of Southcentral Foundation (SCF), the non-profit health arm of Cook Inlet Region, Inc. Visiting Scientist at Harvard University. MacArthur Award recipient. CIRI shareholder, Old Harbor tribal member, Seldovia tribal member, mother of six, grandmother of twenty-seven or maybe it’s thirty now. Those are just some of the facts. Here […]

Storyknife at Anchorage Rotary

[My remarks at Anchorage Rotary yesterday, as follows, and my thanks to Jon Deisher for making it happen.] I have to start with a story, because you know that’s what I do. A guy walks into a bookstore, the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, Arizona. He tells the owner, Barbara Peters, that he left his book […]

Hooray! Storyknife is now a 501c3 nonprofit corporation!

Yes, I returned from the second Alaska Women’s Summit in Anchorage to find The Letter in Storyknife’s mailbox, complete with EIN and DLN and ID and every number we need to make us tax deductible. The takeaway here is: From April 2, 2013, every dime anyone gives or gave Storyknife is tax deductible. Now I […]

Happy 2014!

    So, not a lot of activity to report. Chiefly, we have yet to receive word from the IRS about our 501c3 status, and we can’t begin serious fund-raising until we have it. To recap, we applied last February. In April they asked us for an additional document, which we provided, which they took […]