Warren McPherson is a winner!

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Everybody Loves A Winner

We love Warren McPherson here at Portland Story Theater. He’s one of our favorite storytellers, a longtime supporter, and a (newly minted!) workshop facilitator. He handles our audio recordings and helps us get our stories up on SoundCloud and iTunes every month. Plus, he understands and loves what we do: telling real, true stories of everyday people. He has a true talent for humor and sharing an open connection with the audience.

It’s no wonder to us then, that last weekend Warren won the StorySlam at “Art of the Story,” the Washington County Cooperative Library Services’s 12th Annual Storytelling Festival! On Saturday, April 2 at the Beaverton City Library, Warren told a personal story developed with Portland Story Theater, “The Blind Loving the Blind,” sharing the stage with three other storytellers.

We are so proud to have Warren representing Portland Story Theater. Congratulations!

Warren debuted the winning story at our February 2016 Valentine’s Day show, Kiss & Tell. Check it out below!

If you’re in the area, don’t miss Warren in the Art of Story Festival Finale, April 9 at the Garden Home Community Library. He’ll be telling a second story, “The Funk and Fatherhood,” also developed with Portland Story Theater. Also telling at the Finale will be Patrick Ball, Kevin Kling, and others. Learn more about the Art of the Story Festival Finale here.

More about Warren: Warren McPherson is a native of Hillsboro – known to some as a super hero; his alter ego is a full-time stay-at-home dad. Before parenting took over Warren fancied himself a writer. You can find his writings… well… nowhere, because he was never that great – at least in this galaxy anyway. He plans on pushing his kids to be published authors so he can live his dreams vicariously through them. He is a good dad.

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