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, November 18, 2017
Guest Speaker: Freelance Writer, Katya Cengel
 “How to Fund and Publish Your Work” 

Katya Cengel

How do you make a living as a writer? Freelance writer Katya Cengel has it figured out. She will share her experience and ideas at the November 18 Writers of Kern meeting in her presentation, “How to Fund and Publish Your Work.”
She says, “I will tell you about the grants that have enabled me to report from Africa almost half a dozen times.” Cengel will cover how to find grants, how to apply for them, and how they can help fund research.  She will also cover how to pitch editors and submit to university presses.
Cengel added, “I don’t have the magic answers, but I can tell you what has worked for me in the many years I have been in the business.”
Katya Cengel’s work has appeared in New York Times Magazine, Newsweek and National Geographic News. Her University of Nebraska Press book, Bluegrass Baseball: A Year in the Minor League Life, was a finalist for the 2013 Kentucky Literary Award. Discover more about Katya Cengel at Katya Cengel

Information & Reservation

Saturday, November 18, 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.