Cathy Day

Cathy Day

Acting Chairperson and Associate Professor of English


Room:RB 297A

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.


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

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Special Topics in En 400 3 1200 - 1250 M W F RB, room 291
New York Arts Progra 369 1 0000 - 0000
Immersive Learning E 400 5 0000 - 0000