Women Make a Rumpus

Lovely reading at Greenlight Books tonight by the Women of the Rumpus from Volume 1 (so called because they got so many submissions they plan to make a second volume) of their new book.

It’s a great compliation of new writing by women authors. Editors Julie Grecius and Elissa Bassist initially had to battle against the perception¬†that literary writing by women wasn’t funny, but tonight’s reading showed clearly that even with material as dark as cancer, suicide and homelessness there are sparks of levity. ¬†Indeed, as with an inverse proportion the darker the material the more lively the humor became.