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.

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 PST & Wed Evenings, 6pm PST | Online | Members only
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Join us for an evening of readings from Bay Area poets and a reading and Q&A session with Donté Clark from his new book Close Caskets.

Tue, Feb 23rd, 2021 | Online | Free

New Book Release with Donté Clark

Inclusion, Confusion and Authenticity in Writing

Tune into this 90 minute panel discussion, hosted by California Writers Club and Shuffle Collective. We will hear 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. We will deep dive into how to do these stories justice and how to avoid common pitfalls such as white washing and cultural appropriation.

Wed, Feb 24, 2021 | Online | Free

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

Thu, Feb 11th, 2021 | Online
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Housing a Project: a creative method inside a sketchbook

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.

Sat, Jan 2021 | Online | Past Event

A free virtual literary festival to celebrate the written word and those behind it. This festival featured workshops, panels and talks during the day and topped it off with nightly readings from incredible poets and authors.

May 8th - May 10th, 2020 | Online | Past Event
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