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.

Join us Saturday, October 21, 2017

Guest Speaker: Matthew Woodman

“Using Metaphors to Open Doors: Strategy and Technique for Poetry and Prose”

Matthew Woodman

Are you interested in taking your writing up a notch?  Honing the craft often comes with discovery and practice of different ideas and techniques. This month at Writers of Kern, poet and CSU Bakersfield writing professor Matthew Woodman will discuss strategies for implementing metaphors to provide structure and deepen meaning. “We will examine how authors have constructed effective metaphors in both poetry and prose, and we will brainstorm ways we can use metaphor in similar ways in our own writing.”

Information & Reservation

Saturday, October 21, 2017

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.)

Make your reservation here.