Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Story Circle Network Inc

  • Austin, TX
  • http://www.storycircle.org

Mission Statement

The Story Circle Network is dedicated to helping women share the stories of their lives 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.

The Story Circle Network was founded in early 1997 by Dr. 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 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 Internet Chapter, and through the Story Circle Journal, our eletters, book review website, and online classes and a mentorship program.

To fulfill our mission, we offer classes, workshops, story circles, reading circles, retreats, and conferences in the Austin TX area, and encourage Story Circle members to organize similar activities where they live. And please visit our websites often, because we continue to develop new features to serve our members and the growing community of women memoirists.

Main Programs

  1. LifeLines Weekend Writing Retreat
  2. SCN Journal
  3. Story Circle Online Classes
  4. Stories From the Heart women's memoir conference

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ruling year

1997

Principal Officer

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Peggy Moody

Keywords

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women,story circle network,journal,journals,journaling,writing,storytelling,memoir, life writing,lifewriting,women's writing,personal writing

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EIN

74-2838409

 Number

0674538282

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

Professional Societies, Associations (N03)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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Program 1

LifeLines Weekend Writing Retreat

RETREAT TO BRING THESE WOMEN TOGETHER AND SHARE THEIR LIFE EXPERIENCES. 50 ATTENDED

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Population(s) Served

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Budget

4507.00

Program 2

SCN Journal

JOURNAL CREATED AND MAILED TO SUBSCRIBERS AND IN RESPONSE TO INQUIRIES. INSTRUCTIVE OF WRITING, TELLING, CREATING, & READING WOMEN'S LIFE STORIES. 2100 WOMEN PARTICIPATED.

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Budget

28383.00

Program 3

Story Circle Online Classes

WORKSHOPS CONDUCTED BY AFFILIATES OF THE NETWORK INSTRUCTING WOMEN HOW TO TELL THEIR STORIES. 550 CURRENT MEMBERS

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Population(s) Served

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Budget

28383.00

Program 4

Stories From the Heart women's memoir conference

Bi-annual writing conference

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Female Adults

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Story Circle Network Inc

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Principal Officer

Peggy Moody

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Judy Whelley

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