Breaking Ground and Groundbreaking!

On May 4, a bright and windy day, Storyknife progressed into a new phase – the Building Phase! Among a crowd of supporters, Dana Stabenow, Storyknife founder, put her decorated shovel into the dirt and broke ground for Storyknife. There was champagne and cupcakes. The first Storyknife fellow, Kim Steutermann Rogers, spoke about the meaning […]

Celebrate!

We’d like you to join us in celebrating YOUR GENEROSITY! Yes, all of you, who have been so bountiful with your attention and your donations. $94,276.00 was donated to Storyknife’s year-end fundraising campaign between Halloween and midnight on New Year’s Eve! Our hearts are overflowing. Your support is greater than financial; it’s positively fundamental. It […]

Storyknife Awarded Tier II Grant by the Rasmuson Foundation

We are pleased to announce that Storyknife Writers Retreat has been awarded a $400,000.00 Tier II Grant by the Rasmuson Foundation. Storyknife has been fundraising for the past two years to build a women writers’ retreat in Homer, Alaska, and the generosity of the Rasmuson Foundation will allow us to go forward with construction in […]

Announcing Katie’s cabin

Storyknife is delighted to announce that thanks to a successful fund-raising campaign by Katherine Gottlieb, Southcentral Foundation, Carl Marrs, and the Old Harbor Native Corporation, Storyknife’s fifth cabin will be named for Katherine “Katie” Fox Vinberg Kashevarof, late of Seldovia, Alaska. Katie was born in 1906 and raised in Unga and Unalaska, the eldest of […]

We are proud to announce a new board member, Pearl Kiyawn Brower

It is with great pleasure that we introduce you to Dr. Pearl Brower, our newest board member at Storyknife. We are growing! Dr. Brower is currently the President of Iḷisaġvik College, Alaska’s only Tribal College.  She has been with the College since 2007 working in External Relations, Institutional Advancement, Student Services, and Marketing. She has served […]

Writing with no expectations

We are grateful for this blog post by July’s fellow, Sharbari Ahmed: “Sometimes having no expectations is the best way to approach the unknown. That is how I traveled to Homer, and the Storyknife Residency; an overpacked suitcase (I wore the same pants every day for two weeks, fancy skinny jeans were left untouched) and […]