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William Hornyak

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Department of Communication Studies
whornyak@marylhurst.edu

Education

BA, Marquette University

Classes Taught

Storytelling for Communication & Business Professionals

About

Will Hornyak has worked as a full-time professional storyteller, speaker and teacher of storytelling since 1994. He graduated from Marquette University with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism and history.

Hornyak worked as a newspaper reporter in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and as a correspondent for the Inter-American Press Association in Lima, Peru. While living and working in South America he became interested in poetry, folk art, storytelling and mythology.

Living in San Francisco, Seattle and Portland, Hornyak worked as a carpenter over the next 12 years while slowly developing his craft as a storyteller. He developed a repertoire of myths, fables, legends, tall tales and personal stories, performing and teaching in a variety of communities including the Oregon Department of Human Resources, the American Cancer Society, Oregon State Penitentiary, Intel, Johnson Controls, Doc Martens Shoe and at numerous schools, libraries, festivals and conferences.

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Will Hornyak to Share Stories of Irish Lore

Will Hornyak, communication studies faculty, will give several storytelling performances on Irish Myth, Legend and Lore in March and April 2014.

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May 17, 2014

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