Guest In Your Pulpit - Adrienne Martini

Guest in Your Pulpit

Adrienne Martini is an UU Society of Oneonta board member and the current representative for District 12 to the Otsego County Board of Representatives. When not wearing her county government hat, she works for SUNY Oneonta in the alumni office, where she writes, edits, and production manages the alumni magazine and ancillary publications. Before that, she taught in both the theater and communications departments at SUNY Oneonta and in the English department at Hartwick College. Prior to moving to Oneonta, Adrienne was the arts and entertainment editor for an alternative weekly in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she won an AAN award for feature writing.

Hillbilly Gothic: A Memoir of Madness and Motherhood is her first book and was published by Free Press/Simon & Schuster in 2006. Sweater Quest: My Year of Knitting Dangerously came out in 2010. Her essays have appeared in A Stash of One’s Own and Tales from Another Mother Runner. Adrienne has freelanced for a number of publications, including Cooking Light, American Theatre, Locus magazine, and the Washington Post Book Review. She is a popular columnist at, whose audience is 50,000+ strong.

She lives in Oneonta, New York, with her husband, two kids, two cats, and one corgi.

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Availability: Year Round and preferably within 3 hour drive of Oneonta, NY. Home hospitality on Saturday night may be requested depending on the distance.

Fee arrangements: Whatever your congregation's standard presenter fee.

Contact: Email Adrienne Martini at