Cathy Day '91 Presents Reading at Pittsburgh Festival

Cathy Day '91 Presents Reading at Pittsburgh Festival

June 2, 2009

cathy day.jpgJune 2, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Cathy Day, author and 1991 graduate of DePauw University, made an appearance at the Gist Street Reading Series on Saturday, reports today's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The story notes, "Day teaches fiction and nonfiction writing at the University of Pittsburgh. Her books are The Circus in Winter and Comeback Season."

Bob Hoover writes, "Spearheaded by Leadership Pittsburgh, the festival blended artwork, food, music, drama, open houses and community organizations with the reading series."

Read more atcathy day circus paperback.jpg the newspaper's Web site.

Cathy Day's first book, The Circus in Winter, received praise in numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, Newsday and Sports Illustrated and was one of three finalists for the Story Prize. It also appeared on several year-end "best of 2004" lists. The book, Day recalls, "was born my senior year in Tom Chiarella's senior seminar" at DePauw. Learn more in this previous article.

In 2008, Day published Comeback Season: How I Learned to Play the Game of Love. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette called the book "a refreshingly strange amalgam of sports saga and coming-of-middle-age memoir." Day appeared on Indianapolis FOX affiliate WXIN-TV in January 2008 to discuss her work. Video clips can be found in this story.

Learn more in this previous story.