Our Events

Shuffle Collective organizes both live and online events that aim to foster community and creative growth across disciplines, and to create positive social change. Our public-facing events are listed below. To access full roster of events, apply to become a member

Ongoing Events

Creativity Circles

Creativity Circles are weekly virtual groups to help you carve out time for your creative work and move your craft forward. If 2020 taught us one thing, it is the importance of seeing people face to face, even if that be virtual. Inspired by our Literary Arts Residency, the circles will include two hours of co-working, accountability, and support.

Sat mornings, 10 AM PT & Thu Evenings, 6pm PT | Virtual | Members only
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Visual Arts Circle

Our visual arts circle meets each month as a cross disciplinary cohort to give feedback and support. Open to any Shuffle Collective member working on a visual arts project.

Third Sundays of the month, 11 AM PT | Virtual | Members only
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Writing Circle

Our writing circle meets each month for feedback and project support across literary styles and genres.

First Sundays of the month, 10:30 AM | Virtual | Members only
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Upcoming Events

The Beirut Call

The Beirut Call is an anthology by Nabad and Dar al Kalima University College of Arts and Culture, on culture, wars, crises in Lebanon, featuring testimonials, analyses, narratives, and stories of initiatives for social change from artists, poets, authors, activists, and academics .

May 9th, 10 - 11 AM PT | Free
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Three Part Manuscript Circle

Have a manuscript you're working on? Join us for the second meeting of our group on workshopping your manuscript! Work with others and get feedback on your manuscript in progress. The circle is hosted by the Lake County Poet Laureate, Georgina Marie.

Second Sundays, 3PM PT | The remaining dates are May 9th and June 13th.
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Overcoming your Self-Doubt, for Creatives

In this workshop, Georgina Marie, the Poet Laureate of Lake County, will take you through a journy of overcoming self-doubt in your creative process, weather you are a writer, artist or other creative professional.

Saturday, May 23rd 2PM PT
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Birth Your Truest Story, a Memoir Workshop

Memoirist and writing teacher Jennifer Browdy joins writer and birth doula Audrey Kalman to explore the resonances between birthing and writing. This interactive workshop will inspire writers to develop a powerful internal ally to walk beside them on their writing journeys. They'll help you identify the tender truth seeking to be born into the world through your writing, investigate the strengths of different genres, and befriend fear and resistance. The prompts, exercises, and sharing opportunities in this workshop will support your creativity and strengthen your writing practice whether you're writing fiction or memoir.

June 6th, 1PM PT
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Past Events

West Oakland to West Africa Spring Cohort Readings

Each exchange is comprised of writers from different regions of Africa and the US.

Calling out our Black Rootedness: EO2EA Poets from East Oakland and East Africa, Nairobi, Kenya.

Telling it like it Could Be: WO2WA 2021 Oakland and Nigerian Poets

Feb 23rd, 2021

New Book Release with Donté Clark

An evening of readings from Bay Area poets and a reading and Q&A session with Donté Clark from his new book Close Caskets.

Feb 23rd, 2021

Inclusion, Confusion and Authenticity in Writing

A 90 minute panel discussion, hosted by California Writers Club and Shuffle Collective. We heard from a panel of diverse authors from across literary styles and genres on how to write characters and stories that are not from your own lived experience in terms of ethnicity, economic status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Feb 24th, 2021

Housing a Project: a creative method inside a sketchbook

Create a sketchbook for your creative projects with the internationally renowned paper artist, illustrator, and designer Karishma Chugani Nankani.

Feb 11th, 2021

Kickstart Your Year of Writing

Get your juices flowing in this two-hour workshop on writing with creative writing prompts! Join three of Shuffle Collective’s residency alumni, Elizabeth Forsyth, Audrey Kalman, and Karla Brundage, for a prompt-filled class to get your creative juices flowing. We’ll be writing responses to prompts provided and also discuss how to find the right prompts for your writing.

Jan 2nd, 2021

Weekend of Words

Weekend of Words was a free online literary festival put on by Shuffle Collective. It featured 30 hours of literary programming, 50 workshops, readings with panels, and over 125 literary artists.

May 8th - 10th, 2020
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