Episode 31: Cathy Day

In today’s episode we talk literary citizenship and teaching with Cathy Day, the Assistant Chair of Operations in the Department of English at Ball State University.

 

About the Guest:

Cathy Day is the author of two books. Her most recent work is Comeback Season (Free Press, 2008), part memoir about life as a single woman and part sports story about the Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl season in 2006. Her first book was The Circus in Winter (Harcourt, 2004), a fictional history of her hometown. The Circus in Winter was a finalist for the GLCA New Writers Award, the Great Lakes Book Award, and the Story Prize, and is being adapted into a musical.

Her stories and essays have appeared most recently in Pank, Sports Illustrated, The Millions, North American Review, and Ninth Letter and elsewhere. Her essay, “Where Do You Want Me to Sit?” appeared in Power and Identity in the Creative Writing Classroom: The Authority Project. Ed. Anna Leahy, published by Multilingual Matters Ltd., one of the first books on creative writing pedagogy. Cathy has been the recipient of a Beatrice, Benjamin and Richard Bader Fellowship in the Visual Arts of the Theatre from Harvard University’s Houghton Library, a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, a Bush Artist Fellowship, a New Jersey Arts Council Grant, and other university research grants. She’s held teaching positions at Minnesota State University-Mankato, The College of New Jersey, and the University of Pittsburgh.

Currently, she lives in Muncie, Indiana and teaches at Ball State University, where she’s currently serving as the Assistant Chair of Operations in the Department of English.

 

Music for today's episode provided by:

Simplify | Little Glass Men | CC 4.0