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Cathy Day

Assistant Chairperson of Operations and Associate Professor

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RB 266   Phone: 765-285-8584  

Department of English
Robert Bell Building (RB), Room 297
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

I am the author of two books: Comeback Season (Free Press 2008), a non-fiction novel, and The Circus in Winter (Harcourt 2004), a fictional history of my 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, the GLCA New Writers’ Award, and has been adapted into a musical. My stories and essays have appeared many journals, magazines, and anthologies, and I contributed to Power and Identity in the Creative Writing Classroom: The Authority Project, one of the first books on creative writing pedagogy. I regularly write about my teaching and writing at my blog, The Big Thing.

Areas of Specialization:

Creative writing, fiction, nonfiction, the short-story cycle form, the novel, 20th century short stories, creative writing pedagogy, and program administration.

Courses

Graduate:
Fiction Writing, Teaching English Studies (Creative Writing)
Undergraduate: Advanced Fiction Writing, Special Topics in Creative Writing, Fiction Writing, and Introduction to Creative Writing

Cathy Day's curriculum vitae 

Department of English
Robert Bell Building (RB), Room 297
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-8580
Fax: 765-285-3765
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