Every story has a beginning … including yours—
We are the official membership organization for storytellers in the state of Utah. To join, simply send us a filled-in membership form and a payment for dues.
Step 1: Membership Form
Download the form using this link: USG MEMBERSHIP FORM
Print and fill in the form. The filled-in form can be sent by standard mail or scanned and e-mailed to us. Both addresses are listed below.
Step 2: Paying Dues
You can pay dues by check made out to USG and mailed to the address below. You may find it faster to use the PayPal links below.
|Individual Membership $30.00||Family Membership $40.00|
Step 3: Send the Form (and payment if paying by check)
by E-mail (fastest method)
Scan or take a clear picture of the filled-in form and e-mail a copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by Standard Mail
Mail your form (and payment if paying by check) to:
Suzanne Hudson, Treasurer
Utah Storytelling Guild
13864 Vestry Rd.
Draper, UT 84020
Membership starts when payment processes. Dues are renewed the month you joined each year. Make checks payable to USG; they are tax deductible. Ask us about business and $500+ sponsorship levels. These are often best performed on a case by case basis.
Most of us gather at libraries for monthly chapter meetings spanning the state. Our website can direct you to the closest one. When together, we circle our chairs and listen with delight to anyone exploring a story, presenting a workshop, or asking advice on the art. Storytellers love to party so sometimes we can be found around a blazing campfire or in a comfortable living room.
Call to Adventure—
At any moment you could be a storyteller, a listener, or both. People share stories when they feel ready, and the relaxing atmosphere has often been dubbed as “the right place” for first-time stories or signature pieces. Each Guild Chapter has its own personality ranging from casual to structured traditions. No matter which one you attend, you will feel like family.
Gifts for the Journey—
Chapter meetings are free, though here are some perks for due-paying members:
- Taleswapper—quarterly newsletter
- Networking with other storytellers for performance opportunities
- StorySwap—annual retreat/outreach
- Free website listing
- Discounts with local businesses and events with your membership
- Meet n’ Mingles—various events
- Guild CDs—professionally produced
- And Much More!
People of all ages enjoy a good story. Audiences for polished stories could range from adults, college students, families, kids, or a mix of all kinds. Many venue requests are for the younger set, so the Guild hosts House Concerts intended for older audiences. You could host, emcee, or perform for this Professional Development Series.