Art of the Story Festival: Will Hornyak
“Storyteller par excellence...boundless imagination, endless wit, and an ability to transport children and adults into an amazing imaginary world” The Oregonian
From Irish myths and Mexican fables to American tall tales, Russian fairytales and lively participation stories, Will Hornyak weaves a wide web of stories into imaginative and highly engaging performances.
Will teaches storytelling in professional communication at Marylhurst University and performs throughout the United States. He was named Artist of the Year by Young Audiences of Oregon and awarded the Brimstone Grant by the National Storytelling Network for his assembly program “Living Streams: Stories for Healthy Watersheds.”
An advocate for storytelling as a change agent for personal and collective empowerment, he has offered workshops and programs for the Oregon Dept. of Corrections, the American Cancer Society, Multnomah County Juvenile Justice, Intel, Johnson Controls, the U.S. Forest Service and numerous schools, colleges and communities.