Community Membership is ideal for those who enjoy storytelling as an occasional hobby, are new to telling stories, or who prefer to engage with stories as a listener rather than a teller.
A Voice at the Table - help elect and guide STNM’s Board of Directors as a voting member
Quarterly STNM Newsletters - including org updates, events, and articles
Monthly E-mail Updates - including events, announcements, invitations, and more
Mentorship - from a fitting STNM Professional Members
Member Meetings, Events, & Workshops
Discounts & Special Offers - for workshops, conferences, events, and more
Organizational Representation - opportunities to staff and organize STNM programming and represent the organization on a local and regional level
PA Sound System Rental - have an idea for an event? We can provide you with equipment!
National Storytelling Network Representation
Professional Membership is ideal for those who are performing storytellers. These members may make their living from storytelling or are interested in getting recruited for storytelling performances, paid or otherwise.
All Community-Level Benefits - see above for starting benefits and read on for additional Professional-level benefits
Storyteller Directory Listing- including a photo, contact info, and links to your work
Publicity - for independent performances or workshops, books/albums/publications, and any other storytelling work you’re involved in
Referrals - we often get requests for storytellers and can direct them to you for gigs
STNM Gigs - opportunities to be featured in STNM flagship storytelling events
Endorsements & Sponsorship - we can endorse or sponsor your event and offer you fiscal agency under our 501c3 umbrella for grant proposals