Florida Writers' Groups
Following is a sample of Florida Writers' Groups. Note that group activity tends to wax and wane. Some of these groups may no longer be meeting and others may have taken their place. If you are not in Florida, do some Internet sleuthing to see if there's a writers' group in your area.
Participating in a writers' organization can be fruitful for many reasons. Each association typically hosts local and national conferences that give you the opportunity to submit papers, to network, and to find an agent. Some have members only listservs and mentoring programs. Be aware that some associations cost money to join, but most offer discounts or free perks on relevant services.
Writer's Guild of America (labor union)
Modern Language Association (for those who teach language and literature)