Philadelphia Songwriters Association (PSA). e-mail: [email protected]. Coordinator: Erik Balkey. PSA is a large organization (approx. 300 members) of diversified songwriters. Group meetings are held once a month, usually featuring a guest speaker and a planned topic. Also, PSA hosts separate peer workshops, where groups of six songwriters meet to play their songs and exchange feedback.

Philadelphia Songwriters Forum. Coodinator: Jim Robb. This association is currently inactive, but may resume at some point. For those who would like to be on the mailing list when they do become active, please call 215-685-0592 and leave your name, address and telephone number, and they will notify you when programs start up again.

Pittsburgh Songwriters Association (PSA). e-mail: [email protected]. This organization, which was founded in 1983, holds monthly meetings which include song reviews, songwriting exercises and discussion of PSA business and projects. The group also conducts mini-meetings and workshops, hosts songwriter showcases, and publishes a newsletter. Website

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Songwriters Association (RISA). Co-chairs: David Fontaine, John Fuzek, Mary Ann Rossoni. 159 Elmgrove Ave., Providence, RI, 02906. e-mail: [email protected]. This group, which was founded in 1993, holds monthly critique sessions, as well as open mics. Website

South Carolina

Carolina Association Of Songwriters (CAOS). President: Charlene Rodriguez. 803-366-0905. P.O. Box 4972, Rock Hill, SC, 29732. e-mail: [email protected]. This group holds meetings twice a month at the Tom S. Gettys Building (corner of Caldwell & Main Sts.) in Rock Hill. The meetings feature guest speakers and critique sessions. Website

Greenville, SC NSAI Workshop. Coordinator: Greg Valente. 864-467-0987. e-mail: [email protected]. This group hosts monthly meetings and special songwriting events, such as workshops with professional songwriters. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm, at the offices of OneTen Management Group, 31 Augusta St. in Greenville. Website

South Dakota

Midwestern Songwriters Alliance (MSA). MSA is an organization of songwriters and musicians around the east river South Dakota area. The group holds meetings twice per month.Website