reporting in from Storyknife

On Saturday, May 4, 2019, after a fifteen-year gestation and following a three-year capital construction fund-raising campaign, we broke ground on Storyknife, a retreat for women writers in Homer, Alaska. Here’s what I said that day, and here is our website for more information. The application period for 2020 Storyknife residencies is now open! Writers, click here to apply. Today’s video…

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reporting in from Storyknife

On Saturday, May 4, 2019, after a fifteen-year gestation and following a three-year capital construction fund-raising campaign, we broke ground on Storyknife, a retreat for women writers in Homer, Alaska. Here’s what I said that day, and here is our website for more information. The application period for 2020 Storyknife residencies is now open! Writers, click here to apply. Today’s video…

Read more reporting in from Storyknife

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” –William Morris  

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He shook his head, half in pity for a fellow man, half in shame, and went back inside.  It was just too painful to watch.

From A Taint in the Blood, the fourteenth Kate Shugak novel: Johnny Morgan, elbows on the railing, watched from the deck.  It was pitiful, was what it was.  Here was this tiny little woman, couldn’t weigh 120 pounds wringing wet, facing down this big, strong, good-looking guy, an Alaska state trooper no less, a man…

Read more He shook his head, half in pity for a fellow man, half in shame, and went back inside.  It was just too painful to watch.