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Author Archives: Cathy Day
I attended the University of Alabama’s MFA program between 1991-1995. During that period, I took two workshops with writer John Keeble, a visiting writer who taught at Eastern Washington University. He made a great impression on both my writing and my … Continue reading
The other day, I was reading an undergraduate student’s novel in progress, and a thought occurred to me. As I often do, I shared that thought on Facebook: I’ve never played a video game, but I recognize that it’s a … Continue reading
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Every Tuesday, I talk about teaching, and this is the third in a series of posts on what I’ve learned from the writers I’ve studied with. For the last two weeks, I talked about Michael Martone. This week, Tim O’Brien. … Continue reading
The Opposite of the Hypoxic Workshop I’ve always been a firm believer in the power of critiques. Lately however, I’ve started calling them “Critique Essays.” “Don’t treat these like off-the-cuff responses,” I tell my undergraduates. “You’re writing a paper about a … Continue reading
For the next few weeks, I’m going to devote my “Teaching Tuesday” posts to some of my teachers (in and out of the classroom) and what I learned from them. Lesson 1: Advocate For Your Homestate Simply put, art is … Continue reading
Time Management Time is what we want most, but what we use worst. –William Penn My students shared their Activity Logs with me last week. I told them that I wasn’t going to look at them. No grading. No judgement. … Continue reading
On October 15, the awesome human being who is Dinty Moore said the following on Facebook. He shared it with his network of friends (a small legion!) and in a few groups to which he belongs. It’s really great advice … Continue reading