Humans of PCC: Michael Hornsby

By Sebastian Kirchoff|January 18, 2016Humans of PCC, Student Writing|

On the afternoon of January 17th, I visited a fellow classmate of mine named Michael. We had previously taken a writing course, and got placed in the same class again this term. We had discussed film making and writing, and he gifted me a Super8 camera to be used for a short film of mine. I found him to be a friendly and interesting person, so I decided to interview him for our new program “Humans of PCC”.

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Michael Hornsby has come a long way from home to settle in Portland. He originally arrived in Seattle in 1991 via one way Greyhound bus but in 1993 moved to Portland. He started taking courses at PCC in the late 90’s, though last Spring decided to take on more classes and work towards being a drug and alcohol counselor. “I spent a lot of years as a black-out alcoholic, but I’ve been sober for six years.”

When asked about other reasons why he’s going to school, he also mentioned that it’s important to his mother who is in hospice that he attend. “I would really like to sell my writing. I have a couple of people right now that are looking at my screenplay”. He also mentioned that in the nearly twenty years he’s been attending college courses he’s noticed that socially, things are not terribly different.


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About Sebastian Kirchoff

Cascade Campus Editor, Sebastian Kirchoff is a current student at the Cascade Campus of PCC and is majoring in English/Creative Writing. His love for writing and attention for detail secured him a position with his high school paper in Clever, Missouri as a writer and correspondent and the trend continues with his current position with The Bridge. Along with his professional experience in sales and customer service he has also written several short films and two feature films. He has had one short play, titled The Hitman produced for the PCC Theater Arts Program in 2012. Originally from Los Angeles, Sebastian has lived in several locations throughout the nation but decided upon Portland, Oregon to stay. He is an avid film viewer and critic, along with being a vinyl record aficionado with a sizeable collection. When he is not at the Hollywood or Laurelhurst seeing a new film, he can be found sampling different craft beers throughout the city at the many breweries throughout Portland.