Elisabeth F. Stokes

Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing

Office: Miller Library 028 [ campus map ]
Box 5285

Phone: 207-859-5285
Fax: 207-859-5252
Mailing Address:
5285 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8852
Stokes, Elisabeth F.


A.B. Smith College, 1993. English, Philosophy. M.F.A., University of Massachusetts Program for Poets and Writers, 1999.

Areas of Expertise

  • Composition
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Memoir
  • Environmental Literature
  • Gothic Literature

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
WP115D AFirst-Year Writing: Food for Thought
WP115D BFirst-Year Writing: Food for Thought


Elisabeth Fairfield Stokes has been teaching writing at Colby since 2001. Her essays and articles have appeared in several national and international publications, including The New York Times, TIME, The Washington Post, USA TODAY, and Salon, and have been widely anthologized. Pacific Standard included her work on its “Best of" lists in 2015 and 2016.


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