Today is the opening of the call for submissions for the very first official Storyknife Writers Residency which will take place during the month of September. On ten acres of view property just outside Homer, Alaska, Storyknife will be one of the very few residencies for women writers in the English-speaking world. Eventually, the facilityContinue reading “And so it begins!”
Courtesy of Scott, Our Builder, see the floor plans for the main house and the cabins. Click on the images to enlarge.
Yes, I returned from the second Alaska Women’s Summit in Anchorage to find The Letter in Storyknife’s mailbox, complete with EIN and DLN and ID and every number we need to make us tax deductible. The takeaway here is: From April 2, 2013, every dime anyone gives or gave Storyknife is tax deductible. Now IContinue reading “Hooray! Storyknife is now a 501c3 nonprofit corporation!”
WRITER DANA STABENOW LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO BUILD STORYKNIFE RETREAT IN HOMER First Phase of Campaign Aims to Raise $1 Million to Develop Alaska Retreat for Women Writers HOMER, ALASKA (April 11, 2013) – Prolific author of the Kate Shugak series of mystery novels and Homer resident Dana Stabenow announced today the launch of her campaignContinue reading “Launch!”
Scott Bauer sent us a construction timeline: Storyknife Timeline Before full funding is acquired: Septic test holes and design -before breakup ~ April 2013 Extend borough road (Ridge Circle) to lot 9 -after breakup – June 2013 Improve drainage between lots 9 and 10 -after breakup – June 2013 After full funding is acquired: HEAContinue reading “Bulletin from our builder”
Dana Stabenow – Founder Dana is the author of twenty-nine novels, fifty columns and many feature articles for Alaska magazine, many short stories and essays, and blog posts too numerous to mention. She lives in Homer, Alaska. Nathan Havey – Communications Director Nathan is the Founder and CEO of Thrive Consulting Group, Inc. He specializesContinue reading “The Team”
Before you ask: A storyknife is the English translation for the Yupik word yaaruin. Traditionally, young Yupik girls would use yaaruin, made from wood or bone or antler or ivory, to carve stories in snow and in river banks to amuse their younger siblings. The stories were usually teaching stories, which featured children who disobeyedContinue reading “What’s a Storyknife?”
Our Non-Profit 501(c)(3) application was filed in mid-January, 2013. The average time for applicants to hear back from the IRS is 3-6 months. Any donations we receive before we are awarded non-profit status are not guaranteed to be tax deductible. IF our 501(c)(3) status is awarded before the end of the year (which is likely) the ‘effectiveContinue reading “501(c)(3) Application is in”