The Kristina Stahl Creative Writing Fund was established by Bill and Karin Stahl in memory of their daughter, Kristina Stahl ’99, who died tragically in 2002. She was a talented English teacher at Kingswood Oxford School in West Hartford, CT, and was pursuing her Masters in English at Middlebury during summers at the Bread Loaf campus. Kristina loved writing fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.
The Kristina Stahl Creative Writing Fund supports the Creative Writing Program at Colby through three initiatives:
Kristina Stahl Prize for Creative Nonfiction
For excellence in the writing of creative nonfiction.
Established in 2015 by Bill and Karin Stahl, this prize is in memory of their daughter, who loved writing fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.
Kristina Stahl Writer-in-Residence
Each year the Kristina Stahl Writer-in-Residence brings a nationally recognized writer to Colby to visit classes, lecture on craft, give a reading, and meet with creative writing students. Past writers-in-residence include Jo Ann Beard, Edward Hirsch, Tony Hoagland, Margot Livesey, Maurice Manning, Steve Orlen, Bill Roorbach, Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum, and Dani Shapiro. The 2018-2019 Kristina Stahl Writer-in-Residence is Chen Chen.
Kristina Stahl Creative Writing Internships and Kristina Stahl/Grub Street Internship
Students who secure an unpaid internship for Jan plan or summer can apply for funds to cover their expenses while they undertake their internship.
Students may also apply, through the Creative Writing Program, for a summer internship with Grub Street, a creative writing center in Boston. Click here for more information about Grub Street, and here for information on applying for a Kristina Stahl creative writing internship or a Kristina Stahl/Grub Street internship.