Here is a list of various writer's associations and groups for freelance writers, poets, book authors, and editors.
Please note that this is a work in progress. If you'd like to nominate a writer's group, email John Kremer. I know that I have missed some writer's associations I truly would like to add to this list. - John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books
Omaha Night Writers - They meet the first Saturday of most months. We talk about lots of things regarding writing, publishing, books, media, speaking, and whatever else is relevant to writers at the time.
Plateau Area Writers Association, P O Box 1974, Buckley WA 98321. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. An association for accomplished and aspiring writers in the southeast King and northeast Pierce counties of Washington.
Poetry Society of America, 15 Gramercy Park, New York NY 10003; 212-254-9628.
Poets & Writers, 72 Spring Street, New York NY 10012; 212-226-3586. National association of poets.
Police Writers, Raymond Foster, PMB 122, 1034 W Arrow Highway #D, San Dimas CA 91773; 909-599-7530. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Features all state and local police officers who have written books. It lists more than 210 police officers who have written more than 565 books!
Professional Writers Association of Canada - Features 600 Canadian freelance writers, journalists, and book authors.
Religion Newswriters Association, P O Box 2037, Westerville OH 43086-2037; 614-891-9001.
Romance Writers Association, 16000 Stuebner Airline Road #140, Spring TX 77379; 281-440-6885; Fax: 281-440-7510. Email: email@example.com. The national association of romance writers publishes a monthly magazine, sponsors 160 local chapters, holds an annual national conference, and more. Also sponsors the RITA awards and the RWA Hall of Fame.