Adrienne Gunn is a writer, editor, and humorist based in Chicago.
Her work has appeared in McSweeney's, TriQuarterly, PANK, Five [Quarterly], Story Club Magazine, Role Reboot, and Otis Nebula, and she is the author of the Ask A Single Mom advice column. 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 and teaches workshops and appears on panels and readings throughout the country.
Adrienne served as the Managing Editor of the literary journal TriQuarterly for Issues 146, 147, and 148 and as Fiction Editor for Issue 149. Since its inception in 1958, TQ has been an international journal of writing, art, and cultural inquiry, and works in TQ have consistently graced the pages of the annual Best American Poetry, Best American Short Stories, and Best American Essays anthologies, as well as the Pushcart Prize and O. Henry Prize anthologies.
Adrienne studied comedy at the world-famous Second City and regularly 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. Adrienne's first solo show Mother of the Year! premiered in April 2016 to sold-out audiences at Chicago's Stage 773 and returned for final sold-out performances in September 2016.