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Cheri Brooks

883 Almaden Street
Eugene, Oregon, United States


Cheri Brooks' work has appeared in _Oregon Quarterly_, _Oregon Business Magazine_, _Wildlife Conservation_, _Defenders_, _Forest_, _The Eugene Weekly_, and _The Oregonian_. She is co-editor of the book _Eugene 1945–2000: Civic and Social Essays_ (2001) and she is a contributor to _The Book of the Tongass_ (1999). Several of her personal essays are due to be published in upcoming volumes.
Cheri currently write for _The Register-Guard_ in Eugene and director of communications for the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics at the University of Oregon. From 1996 to 2000 she was senior editor at Mercator’s World, an international magazine about maps, exploration, and discovery. Prior to that she was publications director at the Association of Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics.
She is a single mother of a 15-year-old daughter. She has a BA in English ('89) from the University of Oregon, along with a MS in environmental studies ('96), a program that included the study of literary nonfiction at the UO School of Journalism. Cheri has lived in Eugene for 14 years, though she was born on the East Coast. She has traveled in and written about Ukraine, the Philippines, Italy, Japan, and Brazil. Her favorite authors include John McPhee, Susan Orlean, and Gay Talese.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Eugene: 1945-2000: Decisions That Made a Community (editor)