Created by potrace 1.14, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Join Us!

Every story has a beginning… including yours—

Payments made to USG are tax deductible. 

We are the official membership organization for storytellers in the state of Utah.  To join, simply select one of the payment options below, fill out the membership form on the following page, then click the [JOIN NOW] button at the bottom of the form.  You will receive follow-up information in the email which you use for sign-up.

During sign-up, you will be able to use a debit or credit card or using a PayPal account.  Please note that PayPal, in addition to the use of a debit or credit card, offers the option of a withdrawal directly from your bank account.  (If you don’t have a PayPal account, you can create one during the sign-up process.)

Please feel confident that any of these options are secure and encrypted.  No one can see or copy any payment information you use to become a member of USG.

Individual Membership
$30 / year
Family Membership
$45 / year

Membership starts when payment processes. Dues are renewed the month you joined each year.

Payments made to USG are tax deductible. 

Would you rather send in a check? Or make a payment which does not automatically renew? If so, click the link below:

Please note that the cost of a membership is slightly higher when payment is made using a check, or using a non-recurring form of payment. The reason the for this difference is to account for the required manual transaction processing and clerical follow up to USG.

Still, Deciding?

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 Guild Chapter has its own personality ranging from casual to structured traditions. No matter which one you attend, you will feel like a family.

Gifts for the Journey—

Chapter meetings are free, though there are some perks for due-paying members:

  • Taleswapper—a 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!

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.