Join Us!

Become a Member!

We’re delighted with the range and number of participants at Straw Dog  Salons and Craft events. Straw Dog Writers Guild is an all-volunteer  501(c)3 organization, committed to paying writers for their presentations. Your tax-deductible memberships and donations help support them.



Joining or Renewing is easy – follow these two steps:


1. Fill Out  Membership Information online


2. Pay Membership Fee 

  • Please use our annual “Subscribe” button or one-time “Pay Now” at the bottom of the page.
  • or send checks,

made out to Straw Dog Writers Guild:

Straw Dog Writers Guild,

43 Fairview Ave.

Northampton, MA 01060  


*We have a subsidized membership option – please email us here

 Basic Membership of $50 includes: 

  • Discounts from Area Businesses
  • Announcements of your upcoming free events – a book release, reading, etc.- in the newsletter, on the website bulletin board (with a link to your website), and on our social media outlets, Facebook/Twitter/Instagram.
  •  Free Ads for upcoming paid events or services – a class, workshop, editing, etc. – in the newsletter and on the website (with a link to your website)
  • Have your book covers  added to the book cover banner on the website home page
  • Promote your new books at our yearly “Straw Dog Authors Showcase”
  • Promote your Book Launch on our “Members Books Launch Page”
  • Be a part of a growing and vibrant community of writers, and highlight your profile on our “Meet our Members” Page!
  •  Invitations to Member Events


Supporting Membership of $100 includes:

• All the benefits of Basic Membership

• A Straw Dog Writers Guild Mug





Sustaining Membership of $500 includes:

• All the benefits of a Supporting Membership

• Your choice of  Breakfast and the NY Times delivered to your door by a Straw Dog Founding Member; or WHMP’s Bill Newman’s voice on your home answering device.




Straw Dog Membership


Straw Dog Membership (one year)