Born and raised in Florida, ALISON FISHBURN is a Pushcart-nominated writer, playwright, performer, and community organizer living in Paris, Ontario. She has written plays since 2009, self-producing three full length plays in New York City, directing one. She performed her latest play, Church Boyfriends & Other Impure Thoughts, a solo performance during the 2023 Hamilton Fringe Festival (winner of Best In Venue at Theatre Aquarius). Her theater background also includes studying & performing improv at Magnet Theater and Upright Citizens Brigade, and studying acting and playwriting at The Barrow Group in New York.
She has an art degree from Brooklyn College and an MFA in creative nonfiction from University of King’s College.
Her writing has been published by Longreads, The Outline, and SAND Journal (Issue 24). Her flash creative nonfiction essay “Safety” was nominated by SAND for The Pushcart Prize.
In 2022, she launched Riverside Reading Series, a monthly reading series in Paris to support writers of all ages and professional levels. She regularly hosts events in Ontario and currently teaches creative writing at Laurier University in Brantford.