Residency Program

A place where every detail is chosen to let each woman writer in residence know that she and her work are valued, cherished, and nurtured.

Starting in 2021, Storyknife began offering residencies for two and four week periods. Each accepted woman writer has her own cabin where she can write and reflect, sleep and dream. Each day she fixes her own breakfast from ingredients in the main house’s kitchen. Our chef manager brings a nutritious lunch to each cabin, and in the evening, the writers gather at the main house for a shared meal. Each woman establishes her own writing schedule and projects, and together, the writers form the kind of supportive writing friendships that last a lifetime.

In 2019, we built the six cabins and main house that will comprise Storyknife. Infinite care has been taken on creating a residency that is welcoming, supportive, and unique in its embrace of the landscape and culture of Alaska.

Residencies will begin on the first of each month, April through October, and end on the twenty-eighth. Two week residencies begin on the first and end on the fourteenth OR begin on the fifteenth and end on the twenty-eighth. Residency fellows’ food and board is taken care of during their stay, but travel to and from Homer, Alaska, is their responsibility.

The main house and one of the cabins is completely ADA accessible. Please contact us if you have any questions about accessibility or accommodations.

The following individuals and organizations donated specifically to name structures at Storyknife:

  • Peggy Shumaker and Joe Usibelli, doubled all individual donations to name the main house for Eva Saulitis.
  • Arliss Sturgulewski  named a cabin for her daughter-in-law, Carol Sturgulewski.
  • Jeannie Penney named a cabin for her mother, Betty Rice.
  • Cathy Rasmuson named a cabin for Halibut Cove artist Diana Tillion.
  • The Atwood Foundation named their cabin for Alaskan author Evangeline Atwood.
  • Over 200 individual friends donated to name a cabin for Alaskan author and former Alaska Writer Laureate, Peggy Shumaker.
  • Katherine Gottleib, Southcentral Foundation, Carl Marrs, and Old Harbor Native Corporation named a cabin for Katie Kashevarof.
  • Deborah McNeil of the Plumb, Level, and Square Fund named the wellspring (well head) for Katherine Gottlieb and the Library in Eva’s House for Dana Stabenow.
Storyknife in autumn. Six cabins and main house completed!

Storyknife Writers Retreat
PO Box 75
Homer, AK 99603

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