Writers of Kern has two classes of membership: Active and Associate. Active members are published authors who meet WOK Active Member Requirements and have been approved by the WOK Credential Committee. Associate members are authors whose writing is of publishable quality, as determined by writing samples submitted to the WOK Credential Committee.

Annual Dues
WOK dues are set by the California Writers Club bylaws. Annual dues are payable on July 1 of each year. Active and Associate dues are $45 annually, which includes membership in CWC. An initiation fee of $20, plus the $45 annual dues is required to join. The $20 initiation fee is a one time charge. There is a $20 fee to reinstate a lapsed membership. Student member dues are $10 annually.

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Writers of Kern
P.O. Box 22335
Bakersfield, CA 93390-2335

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