R259. CANCELLED: Women Who Wit: Readings by Writers (Who Happen to Be Women) of McSweeney’s

Status: Not Accepted

Room 207, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Thursday, March 5, 2020
3:20 pm to 4:35 pm


McSweeney’s Internet Tendency has been bringing doses of daily humor since 1998, and in that time has been publishing some of the sharpest, wittiest, and funniest satire and humor by writers (who happen to be women). This panel of writers (who happen to be women) come from diverse backgrounds, places, and sets of experiences, but they all share one thing in common (aside from happening to be women), they are all hilarious contributors to McSweeney’s, an American institution.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: Women_Who_Wit_(2).docx



Tiffany Midge is a citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux, a former humor columnist for Indian Country Today, and author of the memoir Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese's. Midge won the Kenyon Review Earthworks Indigenous Poetry Prize for The Woman Who Married a Bear.

Mia Mercado is a humor writer whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Reductress, McSweeney's, The Rumpus, and a bottle she threw in the Milwaukee River when she was 9. Her debut nonfiction humorous essay collection Weird but Normal is set to publish in Summer of 2020.

Rebecca Saltzman's humor writing appears in The New Yorker, McSweeney's, The Belladonna Comedy, and on her mother's facebook account. She is an MFA candidate at New York University.

Juliana Gray is the author of Honeymoon Palsy and two other poetry collections. Her humor writing has appeared in McSweeney's, the Belladonna, and elsewhere. She is a professor of English at Alfred University in western New York.

Sarah Aswell


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center