writer / editor / mother of the year

Adrienne Gunn is a writer, editor, and humorist based in Chicago. Her one-woman show Mother of the Year! premiered in April 2016 to sold-out audiences at Chicago's Stage 773 and returned for sold-out performances in September 2016. Her writing has appeared in McSweeney'sTriQuarterly PANKFive [Quarterly], Story Club Magazine, Role Reboot, and Otis Nebula, and she is the author of the Ask A Single Mom advice column. Adrienne served as the managing editor of the literary journal TriQuarterly for Issues 146, 147, and 148 and as fiction editor for Issue 149. She is currently co-editor of the web magazine HEAUXS.

Adrienne studied comedy at the world-famous Second City and performs stand up and storytelling throughout Chicago, including appearances at Steppenwolf Theater and City Winery. She is an official cast member of the kates, an all-female comedy group dedicated to showcasing funny women in positive and inclusive environments. She received a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Northwestern University and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Oregon, where she also taught creative writing, argumentative writing, and humanities courses.