Edward; You may want to look for a wood turning group in your area. American Association of Woodturners has chapters world wide. They have a "virtual chapter" for penturners. You can search for a local group
It appears the Missouri Chapter is pretty much dead on here. The Missouri Pen Turners on Facebook is much more active. As far as a local turning club, there are 4-5 in Missouri. Depending on where you live, there may be one for you.