Join Us!

Composite--Steffani Raff, ToriAnn Perkey, Paige FunkEvery Story…has a beginning…including yours

We are the official membership organization for storytellers in the state of Utah. You could print/scan/email the USG Membership Application and use PayPal (easiest) below.  You could also mail your payment with the form to Utah Storytelling Guild,  Att: Angie Lund    1174 E 435 N    Orem, UT 84097

You can download either the pdf or the Word version of the Utah Storytelling Guild membership form below:

Click here for USG Membership Form–pdf version

Click here for USG Membership Form–Word Version


Individual Membership $30.00 (below)


Family Membership $40.00 (below)


Affiliate Membership $100.00 (below)

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. For organization membership or sponsorship levels, please click here for benefits and details. These are often best performed on a case by case basis.  

Setting—

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 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
  • Help from the Utah Storytelling Guild in organizing events such as storytelling festivals
  • StorySwap—annual retreat/outreach
  • Free website listing
  • House Concerts—host, perform, emcee
  • Discounts with local businesses and events with your membership
  • Meet n’ Mingles—various events
  • Guild CDs—professionally produced
  • And Much More!

Possible Adventure—

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.