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Become a Member!

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 is easy – follow these two steps:

1. Fill Out  Membership Form

2.  Pay Membership online

Straw Dog Membership (one year)

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 profile on the “Meet our Members” Page.
  • Be a part of a growing and vibrant community of writers.

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

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.

With each new member, we are able to pay another featured reader at one of our three monthly open mics. With each new member, we are able to pay another workshop leader to offer a free writing workshop to the community.