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 perceptionĀ 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. Ā Indeed, as with an inverse proportion the darker the material the more lively the humor became.