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”

By Leaps and Bounds

We are delighted to announce that Storyknife Writers Retreat has raised enough funds that with a 2-to-1 matching donation from Peggy Shumaker and Joe Usibelli, the main house can be built and dedicated to Homer writer Eva Saulitis! Starting in November last year, donations were solicited via a crowd-funding campaign to build Eva’s House, theContinue reading “By Leaps and Bounds”

Spring is coming… March update

February was a busy month for Storyknife. We were parsing out all of the submissions to our wonderful team of reviewers. Each submission was to be read by three people. We also needed to create a grid so we could figure out which applicants wanted a two-week retreat, which wanted a four-week retreat, and whichContinue reading “Spring is coming… March update”

More writers at Storyknife in 2017

In 2016 Storyknife hosted its inaugural Fellow, Kim Steutermann Rogers, for the month of September. Kim arrived on September 1st and departed on September 30th. While she was here she wrote 249 pages, which was better than I did that month. She integrated so fully into the Homer community that total strangers came up toContinue reading “More writers at Storyknife in 2017”

A few words from Storyknife’s Inaugural Fellow – Kim Steutermann Rogers

She’d already given me a brief tour of Frederica cabin. Brief because the cabin is perfectly sized small. Brief because I sensed she did not want to intrude on what would be my writing space and home for the next month. Brief because I sensed something else going on. As she walked out the doorContinue reading “A few words from Storyknife’s Inaugural Fellow – Kim Steutermann Rogers”

Our First Storyknife Fellow

It was harder than we thought it would be. So many fine pieces of writing to consider. Over and over, we wished that we could offer more than one residency. We made ourselves a promise to get all six cabins built as quickly as possible so that we could provide more opportunities for women to exploreContinue reading “Our First Storyknife Fellow”