Adrienne Weiss is a Toronto-based, part-time college instructor, freelance editor and copy editor, and sometime writer. Since 1996, her poetry has appeared in magazines and journals such as Fireweed, LRC, Taddle Creek, Canadian Literature, Kiss Machine, Matrix, and Room. A first collection of poetry, Awful Gestures, was published in 2001 with Insomniac Press (currently out of print). Other work includes the chapbook Production 1060: The Oz Monologues with Junction Books (Fall 2013), and the collection There Are No Solid Gold Dancers Anymore with Nightwood Editions (March 2014).
Since 1997, she has been a member of the three-time Canadian Comedy Award-nominated comedy troupe, The GTOs (Girls Together Outrageously, after Pamela Des Barres). The troupe has, over the years, performed on many Toronto stages (Rivoli, Clinton’s, Tim Sims Playhouse), as well as in Chicago as featured guests at the Chicago Improv Festival (1999 and 2000) and in Vancouver for its SketchFest (2003). They have also featured on WTN’s She’s So Funny and been profiled in the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, EYE, and NOW.
Further, she holds a BA in English from the University of Toronto and an MA in English from York University, with a particular interest in American crime fiction. Currently, she is trying her hand at short fiction and writing stuff for the blog, Hermit News.
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