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Indiana College English Association

Annual Conference

University of Southern Indiana
October 11, 2013

Indiana College English Association (ICEA) is a professional organization equally dedicated to scholarship and to teaching. One of twenty regional affiliates of the College English Association, the ICEA welcomes faculty, students, independent scholars, and creative writers who are interested in contributing to scholarship, teaching, and literary culture. ICEA holds its annual conference in the fall of each year. Keynote speakers and presenters include well-known creative writers and scholars. The conference gives presenters an opportunity to share insights about literature, teaching, and writing.


“Misreadings, Misinterpretations, and other Mis(sed)-understandings”

Our keynote speaker, Cathy Day was born and raised in Peru, Indiana. She 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. 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 Sports Illustrated, Freight Stories, Creative Nonfiction, and Ninth Letter. 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 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 Indiana and teaches at Ball State University.


$50 - ICEA membership and conference registration by September 11
$60 - Membership and registration after September 11
$25 - Graduate student membership and registration
$25 - Membership only

Luncheon and refreshments are included in the registration fee.

Mail-in Registration form
Online Registration using CON300