Kentucky

Heartland Songwriters Association of Kentucky (HSAOK). Contact: Carla Riggs-Hall, President, e-mail: [email protected]. This association meets on the first Thursday of every month at the Back Stage Café, 109 N. Mulberry Street, Elizabethtown, KY, 42701. The Café phone number is 270-234-1686.

Louisiana

Louisiana Songwriters Association (LSA). Contact Janice Calvert, Chairman. 225-924-0804. P.O. Box 80425, Baton Rouge, LA, 70898-0425. e-mail: [email protected]. This association was established 20 years ago, and currently has about 300 members. They welcome all styles of music. LSA holds workshops, seminars and provides guest speakers to help their members network and learn the craft and business of songwriting. Website

New Orleans NSAI Workshop. Contact Coordinator Jim McCormick at 504-488-7435. e-mail: [email protected].

Maine

Maine Songwriters Association. Contact Heather Caston (President), e-mail: [email protected]. This association is a grassroots, non-profit organization (founded in 2001), which encourages developing songwriters and celebrates the art of songwriting in the community, creates opportunities and enables songwriters to meet and exchange ideas and information about songwriting. Now with over 550 members, they hold weekly showcases throughout the state. They also provide other performance opportunities throughout the year. Members are welcome from everywhere, not just from Maine. Website

Maryland

Baltimore Songwriters Association. Contact: Karyn Oliver (President) at 410-813-4039. P.O. Box 22496, Baltimore, MD, 21203. e-mail: [email protected]. This association was founded in 1997 by Paul Iwancio, and has over 100 members. The group meets twice per month at 3134 Eastern Ave, where they critique songs, exchange feedback and ideas, and host guest industry speakers. Website

Cambridge, MD Chapter of NSAI. Coordinator: Leslie Benjamin. 410-228-6377. e-mail: [email protected]. This regional workshop of NSAI meets on the last Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Dorchester Arts Center, 120 High Street, Cambridge, MD. Their workshop includes either a writing exercise, a music industry topic, or a guest speaker, and a song critique session.

Massachusetts

Boston Songwriters Workshop (BSW). 617-499-6932. BSW is a professional organization of songwriters and composers which helps each other develop in the art, craft and business of songwriting. They meet bi-weekly for song critiques, networking and to meet new collaborators. BSW also publishes a newsletter. Website