The day has been bright and very cold. At Storyknife, I shoveled, turned on the hot water, flushed toilets, and checked each cabin and Eva’s House. A couple sets of moose tracks have been punched into the crusted-over snow in front of Eva’s House and heading down the path that loops to the little pond.Continue reading “February at Storyknife”
Welcome to 2021 at Storyknife! We’re preparing to open for residencies in June as we watch the COVID-19 vaccine roll out into communities across the United States. To help welcome residents, we have commissioned local artist Dave Gerard to make a sign for Storyknife. In this picture, he is standing up a cardboard mockup ofContinue reading “January’s News”
We’ll remember 2020, won’t we? January and February were a fever of preparation at Storyknife. Furniture, art, linens, table-settings. Preparation to make sure that every writer knew immediately after stepping across the threshold of Eva’s House that she is respected and that her work is valuable. Then, the world veered in a different direction. StoryknifeContinue reading “Looking toward 2021”
2020, a whirlwind that just won’t stop. In keeping others safe, we’ve had to sacrifice rambling dinner conversations, public readings, writing workshops, and most importantly being close, gathering, hugs. It’s a lot to carry, and I hope that you all know that you are part of a community here at Storyknife. Storyknife lost an advisoryContinue reading “Gathering Stories”
Reflecting on Storyknife’s construction and how far we’ve come. Thank you, Scott and Kelsey Gere for making this amazing video!
Autumn has rolled into Storyknife, complete with rain, fog, and brilliant fields of fireweed. If you’re in Alaska, fall and winter can mean a respite from the manic seasons of spring and summer. We’re done with the endless light, the fishing and gardening and berry picking, and starting to move into the preserving, freezing, andContinue reading “Hunkering Down at Storyknife”
At the August board meeting, the Storyknife Board gained two new board members and said thank you to two board members that are leaving the board. The Storyknife Board and staff are incredibly grateful to founding Board members Pati Crofut and Jeannie Penney. Starting a nonprofit and raising funds to build six cabins and aContinue reading “Introducing Storyknife’s New Board Members”
Please join us on Facebook for this live event on Friday, June 19th at 1pm Alaska Time. Video will be posted to the blog after the event concludes. See you there!!!
As we head toward our live stream Open House, we’re putting all the finishing touches on the Storyknife facilities. Today, Dave Gerard (of Gerard Houseworks and Homer Alaska Countertops) installed the signs for each of the cabins and Eva’s House. The first one you’ll notice as you come to Storyknife is above the door toContinue reading “Finishing touches”
What a difference a year makes. On May 4th last year, on a very brisk day (a little like today only sunnier), we watched as Dana sank the ceremonial shovel into the dirt and broke ground to build Storyknife. And then the flurry began! So many days of digging and hammering, the whine of theContinue reading “A Year to Raise Storyknife”