Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Standard Name: Fell, Alison
Birth Name: Alison Fell
is a Scottish feminist of working-class origins, resident in London, whose literary career began with 1970s women's street theatre. She has published as a journalist, poet, short-story writer, novelist, and children's writer.
contributed to The Seven Deadly Sins, a series of short stories edited by Alison Fell
(who also contributed). Fell describes the book as a reclaiming of the Sins in a fairly playful feminist sense.
Fell, Alison, editor. The Seven Deadly Sins. Serpent’s Tail, 1988.
As well as reading her poetry at festivals and other venues, LL
has selected and edited for Mslexia magazine in early 2004 a number of stories and poems on the theme of ice.
Lochhead, Liz. “Ice”. Mslexia, Vol.
, pp. 26-7.
followed this with several more solo story collections: A Book of Spells, September 1987 (whose contents, featuring witches, herbalists, saints, and dwarves), might be classed as fairy-tale), and Women Fly When Men Aren't...
contributed the piece on Anger to another volume of stories, entitled The Seven Deadly Sins, edited by Alison Fell
and published by Serpent's Tail
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's memoir, Paper Houses, features a huge roster of close friends warmly evoked, some of them long-term commitments and others belonging to some particular period of her life. They include many women who...
Intertextuality and Influence
She was an early, collaborative writer or improvisor of vehicles for street theatre, inspired by the creative spirit of Alison Fell
Roberts, Michèle. Paper Houses. Virago, 2007.
Also at this time she began writing political journalism for Ink and...
She realised that her feminism went back to childhood when her brother did not have to help in the house. At this conference she first met Alison Fell
, one of the founders of Women's Liberation Street Theatre Group