April 16, 2022, 11:00am-12:30pm PST, $15
A secret is urgently whispered, magnified, frantically discussed, communally altered, scrutinized, overheard and oversold, and passed on in perpetuity: gossip is a form of telling stories that precedes storytelling. This process talk is interested in analyzing why gossip makes for such provocative story telling, by breaking down the form and looking at how it can be used in creating. I also hope to bring to the fore questions of ethics, investigation and unreliability that gossip tosses up.
Stuti Pachisia is a doctoral candidate and poet from Cambridge, UK and Calcutta, India. Her previous work has been featured in Plainsongs, Rigorous, Soliloquies, Sheepshead Review, Up the Staircase Quarterly, MOIDA, Claw & Blossom, The Rialto, Capsule Stories, The Seventh Wave, Cleaver and The Alipore Post. Currently, she is a Contributing Poetry Editor at The Seventh Wave. In 2020, she was a finalist for the Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize, a national award for Indian poets. She can be found tweeting @steewtweets.