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ALLISON T. GRUBER

Writer/Educator/Americanist

Allison Gruber's first collection of essays,You're Not Edith (2015) is available on Amazon & through George Braziller, Inc. Gruber's first essay collection approaches topics such as feminism, adjunct-life, and breast cancer with wry humor and commentary.You're Not Edith received praise from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, & New Pages among others & was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award.

Her second collection, Transference, will be available with Tolsun Books Inc. in November 2021. Transference is an essay collection that follows the author's move from the Midwest to the American Southwest, her second career as a high school teacher, and her second breast cancer diagnosis at the start of the COVID 19 Pandemic. 

Her writing has been anthologized & has appeared in a myriad of literary journals & online publications such as Brevity, The Literary Review, Hippocampus, Huffington Post, Flagstaff Live!, among others.

She writes (almost daily) on Medium and is a contributor to the AZ Daily Sun's "Letters From Home" series. 

A dynamic speaker and writer, Gruber holds an MFA in Writing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago & has been a classroom educator for nearly twenty years (all ages), & a writer & student-of-life for much, much longer.

Principally a writer of Creative Nonfiction (CNF), Gruber's areas of interest & expertise include literacy, rhetoric, poverty & class in America, American feminism, LGBTQ America, American healthcare & American education. You can follow her antics on Twitter @GruberinTucson

Medium @AllisonTGruber. 

Updates can also be found on her Facebook Page: Allison T. Gruber

EDUCATION:
MFA - Writing, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

BA - English, Women's/Gender Studies, Carthage College

WORK: 
Nearly 20 years in secondary & post-secondary educational/classroom experience. Extensive work with students of varying age, economic, ethnic, and racial composition. LGBTQ friendly educator. Anti-racist. Teaching philosophy: truth saves lives.