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”
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!”
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!!!