Become a Member! Stay a Member!

Joining and staying involved is easy – follow these two steps:

  1. New and renewing individual and business members as well as presenters and readers please complete THIS MEMBERSHIP FORM.
  2. Pay Membership

We have a subsidized membership option for low income and students  –  for more information please email us at

Basic Membership of $50/yr includes:

  • Discounts from Area Businesses
  • Free Ads for your upcoming events or services.
  • Promote your new books at our yearly Author Showcase.
  • Invitations to Member Events.
  • Highlight your publications, events, and requests on the SDWG Bulletin Board and on our Facebook page.
  • Be a part of a growing and vibrant community of writers.

Supporting Membership of $100/yr includes:

  • All the benefits of Basic Membership
  • A Straw Dog Writers Guild Mug

Sustaining Membership of $500/yr includes:

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

Thank you so much for being a member, and supporting the literary community of Western MA.

Straw Dog Writers Guild is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 organization, committed to paying writers for their presentations. With each new member, we are able to pay another featured reader at one of our open mics or pay a workshop leader to offer a free writing workshop to the community.