Discipline: Literature – fiction

Erica Frederick

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2024

Erica Frederick is a queer, Haitian American writer from Orlando, FL who holds an M.F.A. from Syracuse University. She currently serves as assistant flash editor for Split Lip Magazine. Her writing has received support from Tin House, VIDA, Lambda Literary, and the Hurston/Wright Foundation.

At MacDowell, she worked on her first novel, Fight in the Night, about being big in all the ways there are to be big—in body, in worry, in Blackness in Florida suburbia.



Erica Frederick worked in the Schelling studio.

Marian MacDowell funded construction of this studio the year that the organization was established and the first artists arrived for residency. It was called Bark Studio until 1933, when it was renamed in honor of Ernest Schelling, a composer, pianist, and orchestral leader who served as president of what was then called the Edward MacDowell…

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