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.

JUNE 17, 2017

Clarissa Kae

Clarissa Kae, novelist and Writers of Kern critique group coordinator, presents “Mastering the Craft: Creating a High Caliber Critique.”

Good writing doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It does take “a village.” As of 2016, critique groups received unprecedented support by the publishing world. Writers of Kern is on the forefront with our dedication to providing critique groups that really work for our members.

Successful critique sessions should enlighten both the writers and those doing the critiquing. In this workshop, which will proceed like a typical critique session, you’ll learn how to give –and receive– an in-depth, effective critique.

Information & Reservation

Saturday, June 17, 2017

9:15 am

Members $10

Guest $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.