Story Circle Network

About SCN

The Story Circle Network...
          for women with stories to tell

There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside of you.

—Maya Angelou

We learn best to listen to our own voices if we are listening at the same time to other women.whose stories, for all our differences, turn out, if we listen well, to be our stories also.

—Barbara Deming

The Story Circle Network was founded in early 1997 by Susan Wittig Albert and received its 501(c)(3) status shortly afterward. We are guided by a board of directors and incorporated as a Texas not-for-profit corporation. Our activities are funded by the annual dues of our members, through our educational activities, and by the generous gifts and grants of our supporters (such as the $100,000 grant that supported the Older Women's Legacy Circle (OWL-Circle) Project). Our National office is located in Austin, TX, and our membership is made up of hundreds of women around the country who share their experiences in Story Circles in their local communities, through our Circles Program, and through the Story Circle Journal, our eletters, book review website, and online classes.

Would you like to become a member of the Story Circle Network? All you have to do is fill out our on-line form and mail your membership dues to our office (see address below). Or print our national brochure and mail it to us with your payment. Maybe you're interested in convening a Story Circle in your local area. If so, you might want to read our Facilitator's Guide, which is full of good ideas and plenty of inspiration for starting your own group. Or perhaps your women's or church group would like to sponsor a workshop or retreat in your local area. Need more information? Check our FAQ page. Or contact us via email: storycircle at or phone: n/a or write to:

Program Coordinator
Story Circle Network
723 W University Ave #300-234
Georgetown TX 78626

Read about how some of our members found SCN, and how SCN helped some of our members.

The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.
—Muriel Rukeyser