Below is a listing of writing groups and organizations (local, regional and national), as well as conferences and other resources. (List compiled by Features Editor Felicia Mason, supplemented by Leah Price.)

Hampton Roads Writers’ Organizations

Chesapeake Bay Poets                                    
www.chesbaypoets.org

Poetry Society of Virginia                                  
www.poetrysocietyofvirginia.org

The Virginia Writers Club                                        
www.virginiawritersclub.org

    Chesapeake Bay Writers’ Club  
    www.chesapeakebaywriters.org

    Hampton Roads Writers                                  
    www.hamptonroadswriters.org

The Muse Writers Center (Norfolk)                 
www.the-muse.org

Romance Writers of America
www.rwanational.org

  Chesapeake Romance Writers                       
  www.crwrwa.org

  Virginia Romance Writers (Richmond area)
  www.virginiaromancewriters.com

Sisters in Crime (mystery writers)    

  Virginia Beach chapter / Mystery by the Sea
  http://mysterybythesea.wordpress.com

  Central Virginia chapter / Tell Tale Hearts of Virginia                   
  telltaleheartofvirginiasinc.org

National Writers’ Organizations

Romance Writers of America                           
www.rwanational.org

American Christian Fiction Writers                 
www.acfw.com

Mystery Writers of America                               
www.mysterywriters.org

Sisters in Crime                                                  
www.sistersincrime.org

International Thriller Writers                            
www.thrillerwriters.org

Horror Writers Association                                              
www.horror.org