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We are grateful that Cecelia has joined our volunteer group to lead the Audubon Adventures project this school year!

Cecelia Hagen grew up in Norfolk, Virginia, and now lives in Eugene. She first started to study birds with her older brother in the lowlands of coastal Virginia. Although she claims her grasp of ornithology remains basic at best, she has never lost her appreciation and interest in birds and other animals, with the exception of stink bugs.

After earning a degree in English with a minor in modern dance from Connecticut College, she moved from Boston to Eugene in the 1970s to get her MFA in poetry at the University of Oregon. Cecelia has worked as a magazine editor and has taught writing at every level, from grade school to college. A recipient of the annual Eugene Arts and Letters Award, she co-founded and taught for Writers in Lane County Schools, and served as the long-time fiction editor for Northwest Review. Her poems are featured on the electrical panels at each of the 26 West Eugene EmX stops and in various online and print publications. Now “retired,” she teaches memoir-writing classes and enjoys her four grandchildren, hiking Mt. Pisgah, reading, dancing tango, and swinging in the hammock in her backyard.