Making a dream a reality

At first, Storyknife was Dana Stabenow’s dream. Now it is the dream of women writers from all over the United States and the world. We’ve just finished up our first season of full residencies and are working on adjudicating the applications for next year’s residencies. You can help provide this experience for other women writers.Continue reading “Making a dream a reality”

Autumn at Storyknife and Applications Open

Only one month of residencies remains for the 2021 Storyknife Writers Retreat season. One more month this year for women writers to hunker down in their cabins, watch autumn winds ripple the dry grass in the meadow, and write their hearts out. One more month this year for them to gather in Eva’s House toContinue reading “Autumn at Storyknife and Applications Open”

All signs point to spring!

Welcome to springtime at Storyknife. Wait, back that up, there’s still plenty of snow, ice, and chill winds. But there is definitely a lot of more light and that sun is pretty dang powerful. Preparations for the June launch of Storyknife are underway. Sure, I can’t even see the planters on the deck and inContinue reading “All signs point to spring!”

January’s News

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”

Looking toward 2021

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”

Gathering Stories

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”

Hunkering Down at Storyknife

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”