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.


2018 WOK Honors
Mark your Calendars & Make your Reservations

WOK Honors, the annual dinner event where we honor club members who have completed the 2018 Dan McGuire Blog Challenge, members who have recently achieved active status, and the winner of the Robert Hargreaves Achievement Award for traditional publishing.
At this annual dinner event, winners of the Young Writers of Kern Writing Competition, are presented with cash prizes.
Mark your calendars and make your dinner reservations for May 19, 6:00-8:30 at Hodel’s in the Kern Room. Cost is only $20 per person, with 5% going back to help fund prize monies for YWOK winners.  Reservations must be made by May 11.
Unable to attend, but want to support WOK Honors?  Go to the website registration form and make a donation. Your contribution will help provide dinners for competition winners and their parents.