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.


Next Meeting February 18, 2017

“The Structure Underlying All Crime Fiction Novels”
Mar Preston
Author, Writing Teacher, and Speaker

Mar Preston & Prius

Everyone loves a good mystery. Just look at the best seller lists. Mystery writer Mar Preston gives clues to “The Structure Underlying All Crime Fiction Novels” at  the Writers of Kern meeting, Saturday, February 18, 2017. “The rules may not be apparent,” Mar says, “but they’re there,” Preston will show writers how to use their life experience to write mysteries that satisfy readers’ “insatiable demand for crime fiction.”

The meeting begins at 9:00 a.m. Breakfast is available until 10:00. Business meeting and speaker from 10:00-12:00.

Hodel’s Country Dining
5917 Knudsen Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93308

Members $10; Guests $15

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