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.
Story Circle Network is dedicated to helping women of all ages share the stories of their lives through memoir, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drama, and to raising public awareness of the importance of women’s personal histories. We carry out our mission through publications, a website, classes, workshops, writing and reading circles, and woman-focused programs. Our activities empower women to tell their stories, discover their identities through their stories, and choose to be the authors of their own lives.
Story Circle Network was founded in 1997 by Dr. Susan Wittig Albert and received its nonprofit 501(c)(3) status shortly afterward. Our activities are funded by the annual dues of our members, through our educational programs, and by the generous gifts and grants of our supporters (such as the $100,000 grant that sponsored the Older Women’s Legacy Circle Project). Our national office is located in Georgetown, TX, and our membership is made up of hundreds of women around the country and the world who share their experiences in Story Circles in their local communities, through our online Circles Program, and through the Story Circle Journal, our eletters, publications, online classes, book reviews, and the annual SCN Women’s Book Awards.
A big THANK YOU to SCN. I have been a member since 2009. Most of my life I have been a quiet daily writer . . . over 50 years, 88 volumes, thousands of pages. Belonging to this organization has really-really helped me develop my style and belief in myself. THANK YOU. During the past few years I have completed two self-published books. . . . I am proud. THANK YOU.
– Debra Dolan
About Our Board of Directors
Story Circle Network is governed by a volunteer board of directors that meets four times a year. An active, working board with an international membership, it is committed to the Story Circle mission and responsible for the Network’s management and planning. Service on our board offers each member an opportunity to use and develop her teamwork skills and find new ways of learning and growing as a contributing member of our women’s writing community. Board members serve a variable term, volunteer for board workgroups and SCN program activities, and must have access to email.
Interested in serving on our board? Members can read more and apply (you will be prompted to log in).