Elissa Bassist

Author, Essayist and Humourist

Elissa Bassist is the editor of the “Funny Women” column on The Rumpus and the author of the award-deserving memoir Hysterical. As a founding contributor to The Rumpus, she’s written cultural and personal criticism since the website launched in 2009. Elissa teaches many forms of humor writing in person and online at The New School, 92NY, Lighthouse Writers Workshop, Pandemic University, and elsewhere, and she is probably her therapist’s favorite.

March 4/23: How to Write a Tragicomic Memoir Book a One-on-One with Elissa