Creative Writing at The New School

We are thrilled to announce the selection of the two Ignite Fellows for 2019. Danicia Dominguez will serve this spring and Virginia Collins this fall. Fellows work ten hours a week as "internal journalists" within The New York Women's Foundation. The Ignite fellowship for MFA students at The New School is now in its third year. Part of The New York Women's Foundation's initiative is to support the voices and work of young women of color.  

"I'm always looking for fellowship support for our students," Honor Moore said. "After learning about the amazing work of the foundation at one of their events, I approached Ana Oliveira, president of The New York women's Foundation." Now in its 32nd year, the foundation gives more than 8 million annually in grants to women's efforts across the city. Its funders, equipped with the slogan Radical Generosity, range from small grassroots contributors to the wealthy. Previous New School Ignite Fellows have been Sayoni Nyakoon, Luthfun Nahar, Saba Sebatu and Sam Inshassi. Learn more about the foundation at We will again seek applicants for 2020 in December 2019.

Spring 2019 Ignite Fellow: Danicia M. Dominguez

Danicia M Dominguez was born and raised in the Imperial Valley. She is a cultural worker whose practice engages printmaking and writing. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing at The New School. 

Fall 2019 Ignite Fellow: Victoria Collins

Victoria is a Creative Writing MFA student. Their curiosities and passions have brought them to NYC all the way from Hattiesburg, MS. Their writing focuses on the South and issues of race, gender, and sexuality.


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