The NorCal Group Mission Statement
Through exchange, collaboration, and execution of ideas, the intent of this group is to further the opportunities for writing and publication to the betterment of branches and their members.
CWC History: The California Writers Club (CWC), founded in 1909, is the oldest professional writers’ club in the western United States. It started under the influences of Jack London, George Sterling, Herman Whitaker, and Austin Lewis. CWC is a nonprofit organization with 21 branches that comprise approximately 1,900 members statewide.
Visit the state website at www.calwriters.org for a list of all the branches.
California Writers Week The central board oversees the branches and, with a resolution by the California State Assembly, has set aside the third week in October every year as California Writers Week. The resolution was adopted September 4, 2003. The week is set aside to honor all California writers, past and present, for their creative endeavors and often pivotal contributions to society, as well as to encourage future writers.