Cathy Day
Cathy Day
Professor of English
Curriculum Vitae


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Cathy Day is the author of two books: Comeback Season (Free Press 2008), a work of nonfiction, and The Circus in Winter (Harcourt 2004), a collection of linked stories about her hometown of Peru, Indiana. The Circus in Winter has been translated into German and Czech, was a finalist for the Story Prize, the Great Lakes Book Award, and the GLCA New Writers’ Award. Her stories and essays have appeared many journals, magazines, and anthologies.

Professional Experience

Acting Chair of English


Assistant Chair of Operations


Curriculum Vitae

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M.F.A. in Creative Writing

University of Alabama, 1995

B.A. in English

DePauw University, 1991

Research and Publications

  • “Our Town: Teaching Creative Writing Students to Love Research and Collaboration.” Breaking Boundaries: Innovative Approaches to Creative Writing. Eds. Joseph Rein, Michael Dean Clark, and Trent Hergenrader. Bloomsbury Publishing (New York, NY), February 2017 pp. 163-176.
  • “They Found a Meth Lab in Cole Porter’s Childhood Home and Other Tales of Those Who Dared to Leave Indiana.” (essay) The Literary Hub (June 19, 2016): online.
  • “Mr. Jenny Perdido.” (short story) PANK. Vol. 9 (2013): pp. 34-39.