Celebrate the light.

In Alaska, we pay very close attention to the light. On Solstice, we’re slated to get about 5 hours and 58 minutes. Every year, I try to be on Bishop’s Beach in Homer to see the sun come over the mountains on Solstice. Last year it was cloudy, so the picture above is from 2017.Continue reading “Celebrate the light.”

Open the door….

Last week, I gave a little pep talk about Giving Tuesday. I asked you to think of all the women writers whose books never got published. Heck, those books, plays, poems never even got written, because the laundry needed doing, kids needed feeding. Or worse, women writers were actively prevented from becoming literate. How manyContinue reading “Open the door….”

Announcing Open Application Period and Requesting Your Support

As autumn begins to feel a little more like winter, Storyknife planning for 2020 is swinging into full gear. We have so much to tell you, but we’ll break it into three bite-size chunks.  1. Residency applications will go live on November 1. You will find the link on this page of our website. IfContinue reading “Announcing Open Application Period and Requesting Your Support”

Unfurling Again, by Ching-In Chen

June’s Storyknife fellow, Ching-In Chen sent us this beautiful zuihitsu* in response to their time in residence. We are so pleased to share it with you. Unfurling Again: revisiting a zuihitsu           Arriving again three plane rides and time zones away at a practice I return to – patience when thereContinue reading “Unfurling Again, by Ching-In Chen”

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) andContinue reading “Writing with no expectations”

The Storyknife Residency Challenge

This post was written by Ruby Hansen Murray, Storyknife’s September 2017 resident fellow.  All photographs taken by Ruby Hansen Murray.  A solitary residency can be rough. Going to a new community alone is like throwing yourself into space, something the two eagles across from the post office may have felt, when they fledged on SeptemberContinue reading “The Storyknife Residency Challenge”

Create the Change You Want to See – #WomensVoicesMatter

Dear Friends of Storyknife, We have all come so far in the last year, sometimes in amazing and sometimes in devastating ways. Here at Storyknife, we have raised almost half of what we need to build the physical part of a writers’ retreat for women. But Storyknife is not all about the buildings, not allContinue reading “Create the Change You Want to See – #WomensVoicesMatter”

Some thoughts from our July fellow, Megan Donnelly

It was a friend who first found Storyknife. Only for women, he realized, and forwarded me the link. Repeatedly, he urged me to apply until I relented and submitted an application for a summer residency. There’s no way, I thought. There’s no way that I’ll be selected. One month later, while my first grade studentsContinue reading “Some thoughts from our July fellow, Megan Donnelly”