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”
If you’ve been reading this website for more than few months, you’ll have watched as Storyknife sprung from the dirt. In fact we’re a little more than two weeks away from May 4th, the one-year anniversary of the groundbreaking at Storyknife. In one year, what was a dream and a set of building plans hasContinue reading “Waiting and Dreaming”
….a month makes. Just last month at this time, we were planning the April residencies and hearing a little about a virus that was spreading overseas. Now, we find ourselves postponing the April residency and our planned Grand Opening ceremony. We are still preparing Storyknife for the residents that we’ve scheduled this year. We’re watchingContinue reading “What a difference…”
Let me tell you about a kind of love that the media and culture just don’t talk about very often. It’s the kind of love that one gives themselves when they put away cultural expectations in order to pick up the gift inside. When I tell women that I work for a women writers’ retreat, soContinue reading “Happy Valentine’s Day”