Visitors walk toward the site of the Storyknife Writers Retreat in Homer, Alaska, last Saturday, May 4, 2019, at groundbreaking ceremonies for the main house and cabins that will house visiting women writers. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Visitors walk toward the site of the Storyknife Writers Retreat in Homer, Alaska, last Saturday, May 4, 2019, at groundbreaking ceremonies for the main house and cabins that will house visiting women writers. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Arts briefs

Arts briefs

Storyknife applications open

Applications have opened for the first full year of residencies at the Storyknife Writers Retreat in Homer. Construction started last spring and is nearing completion for the complex of six individual cabins where women writers work and stay and a main house where in the evening they share dinner, talk shop, tell war stories and build a community to sustain them throughout their careers. Food and lodging is provided. The residencies open in April 2020 and are for two- or four-week visits.

As founder Dana Stabenow said, “All they have to do is get to Homer. The rest is on us.”

To apply, applicants must be at least 21-years-old, be woman-identified and apply as individual artists. For more information and guidelines, visit www.storyknife.org or the Call for Entry site at https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=7145. The deadline is Dec. 31.

10×10 show opens

The Bunnell Street Arts Center’s 10×10 members exhibit opens this Friday at 5 p.m. at the gallery. The group show by Bunnell members features work done in 10-inch squared or 10-inch cubed dimensions. An artists talk is at 6 p.m. All works are on sale for prices ranging from $100 to $300.

Homer writer and Storyknife Writers Retreat founder Dana Stabenow turns the earth at groundbreaking ceremonies on May 4 at the retreat property in Homer. Construction started last summer on the main house and cabins that will in a year house visiting women writers. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer writer and Storyknife Writers Retreat founder Dana Stabenow turns the earth at groundbreaking ceremonies on May 4 at the retreat property in Homer. Construction started last summer on the main house and cabins that will in a year house visiting women writers. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

More in Community

Town Crier

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District requests input from staff, parents and… Continue reading

The Homer Police Station as seen Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Cops and Courts

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting… Continue reading

May Fekete's portrait by Sarah Lewis is one of the photographs in the exhibit, "Pandemic Portraits," on display through Sept. 19, 2021, at Land's End Resort in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Lewis and Affinity Films)
Art briefs

‘Pandemic Portraits’ is at Land’s End Resort An exhibit by 15 photographers… Continue reading

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)
School announcements

School district risk level update and upcoming events

The poster for "Summer of Soul," showing at the 17th annual Homer Documentary Film Festival. (Photo provided)
Roll ‘em: DocFest returns for 17th year

Homer Documentary Film Festival returns with COVID-19 precautions and a solid line up of films.

Mama Mona, Lakshmi, Georgia and Lil’ Stripe (Photo courtesy of Alaska Mindful Paws)
Pets of the week: Mama Mona, Lakshmi, Georgia and Lil’ Stripe

It’s been over two months and Mama Mona, Lakshmi, Georgia and Lil’… Continue reading

The Alaska Grown logo.
Homer Farmers Market: Don’t write off the market just yet

Late summer crops are coming in at the Homer Farmers Market.

Recover, the 18th annual Burning Basket, starts to burn on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Best Bets

The Burning Basket has been transformed into heat and light. In fields… Continue reading

The masthead for the Homer Weekly News.
Years Ago

Homer happenings from years past

Most Read