Welcome to Writers of Kern!

Writers of Kern (WOK) is a branch of the California Writers Club (CWC). One of the nation’s oldest professional clubs for writers, CWC was founded by Jack London and fellow writers in 1909 for the purpose of helping aspiring authors socialize with published authors.

The Writers of Kern is a non-profit organization bringing together professional writers and novice writers in a creative and supportive atmosphere. Published writers share their knowledge and skills through critique groups, at general meetings and during conferences and workshops, and non-published writers gain experience, encouragement, and guidance to help them become published writers. Meetings and critique groups are positive, uplifting events meant to inspire and motivate all writers to dedicate time to the fulfilling craft of writing.

Come join us Saturday, January 20, 2018

January Speaker

Dr. Frank Romano, Author and Peace Activist

Dr. Frank Romano

Writers of Kern January Speaker will be long-time peace activist, Dr. Frank Romano, author of Love and Terror in the Middle East and Storm Over Morocco.  Dr. Romano, a writer of creative nonfiction, will discuss using literary elements such as metaphor, description, and showing, (rather than telling) to enhance nonfiction material. He will also cover how to prepare a manuscript for submission and how to find a publisher. Dr. Romano has traveled back and forth from Paris to the Holy Land 3-4 times yearly since 2005. During that time, he’s organized conferences, author events, peace demonstrations and other activities. Along with hearing his writing tips, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about Romano’s peace activities in the Holy Land . 

Information & Reservation

Saturday, January 20, 2018

9:15 am

(Hodel’s breakfast buffet available 8:45 am -9:30 am)

Members $10

Guests $15

Hodel’s Country Dining

5917 Knudsen Drive

Bakersfield, CA 93308

(From Hwy. 99, exit Olive Dr. West. Turn right at Knudsen Dr.)

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