California Writers Club
Do you live to write? Write for a living? Whether you’re a published author or “just always wanted to write,” there’s a place for you in California Writers Club! Our 22 branches range from Mendocino to Orange County and include writers of all levels and interests.
Our mission: to educate writers of all abilities in the craft of writing and the marketing of their work.
Welcome to California’s premiere organization for the writers of today — one of the oldest writers’ clubs in continuous operation in the nation. California Writers Club was founded in 1909, growing out of the lively literary movement in the Oakland hills in the early years of the 20th century, gatherings that included the likes of Jack London, Joaquin Miller and California’s first poet laureate, Ina Coolbrith.
Our members are poets, journalists, essayists, technical writers, and creators of genre and literary fiction, as well as editors, publicists, and others involved in related fields, all joined together for the common goal of educating ourselves and the community on the craft of writing.
California Writers Club has more than 1,700 members in 22 branches throughout the state. Membership is handled through our branches. Interested in joining? Find the branch closest to you on the Branches page, then check out a meeting or contact the branch officers.
Thank you for visiting us on the web. We hope to see you at a meeting soon!
— Joyce Krieg
President, California Writers Club
CWC members may submit one or two pieces, published or unpublished, beginning September 1 though Nov 30 for the 2018 issue of the CWC Literary Review.
On Sunday, July 23, branch presidents, Central Board representatives, and guests gathered at the Holiday Inn Oakland Airport to applaud 19 honorees receiving the 2017 Jack London Award. Given biennially, this award recognizes superior and sustained service to the...
- HEADER BACKGROUND
View from Briones to Mount Diablo Regional Trail, by Miguel Vieira. (Creative Commons)
- FOUR WRITERS
1. Jack London, author photo for “The Sea Wolf”
2. Ina Coolbrith, first California poet laureate
3. Woman and typewriter, by Christian Gonzalez (Creative Commons)
4. Moody Black (Poetry Slam), by Jason Alan Layne (Creative Commons)