photo by Tim Richards


I’m Alison.

Born and raised in Florida.

And I’ve been running away ever since.


ALISON FISHBURN is an American writer living in Paris, Ontario. She has written plays since 2009, self-producing three full length plays in New York City, directing one. Her theater background also includes studying and performing improv at Magnet Theater and Upright Citizens Brigade and studying acting and playwriting at The Barrow Group. She has an art degree from Brooklyn College and an MFA in creative nonfiction from University of King’s College. Her writing has appeared on Longreads, The Outline, and in SAND Journal.

In 2022, she launched the Riverside Reading Series, a monthly reading event in Paris to support local writers.

She is currently writing a memoir about her younger sister’s unexpected death in 2013. Her next play, Church Boyfriends & Other Impure Thoughts, will be presented during the 2023 Hamilton Fringe Festival (July 19-30).


The Passing of a Monarch: A Reading List on Queen Elizabeth II (Longreads, September 2022)

Safety (SAND Journal, June 2022) **nominated for The Pushcart Prize**

I Will Always Love You: A Dolly Parton Reading List (Longreads, January 2021)

How A Small-Town Canadian Museum Became A Shrine To Justin Bieber (The Outline, February 2020)

Eating What Feels Right: On Going Vegetarian (Longreads, October 2019)

I Will Outlive My Cat: A Reading List on Pet Death (Longreads, September 2019)

Addiction, Disorder, Disease, Call It What You Want: A Reading List on Alcoholism (Longreads, August 2019)

When Lips Speak for Themselves: A Reading List on Red Lipstick (Longreads, April 2019)

Watch Alison recite her 2022 Pushcart Prize-nominated essay “Safety” during the virtual launch of SAND JOURNAL (Issue 24):

wanna say hi?