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Garrison Keillor

Host of the Minnesota Public Radio Show "A Prairie Home Companion"

One of the most prolific American storytellers of all time, Garrison Keillor is a writer and humorist best known for his popular live radio variety show, A Prairie Home Companion, which attracts more than 4 million listeners on more than 600 public radio stations each week. Keillor is also the host of the daily radio…

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One of the most prolific American storytellers of all time, Garrison Keillor is a writer and humorist best known for his popular live radio variety show, A Prairie Home Companion, which attracts more than 4 million listeners on more than 600 public radio stations each week.

Keillor is also the host of the daily radio and online program, The Writers Almanac, and the editor of several anthologies of poetry, most recently, Good Poems: American Places. A best-selling author, he has published more than two dozen books, including Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Pilgrims, Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny, and Homegrown Democrat. In 2006, Keillor played himself alongside a cast that included Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin and Kevin Kline, in the critically acclaimed film adaptation of A Prairie Home Companion, directed by Robert Altman.

With Grammy, ACE, and George Foster Peabody awards, Keillor has also been honored with the National Humanities Medal, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Offering insight and stories from his journey as one of America’s greatest storytellers, Keillor captivates audiences with his unique blend of comedy, charisma and wisdom.

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An Evening with Garrison Keillor
In a solo performance perfect for theatrical venues and university programs, the acclaimed host of A Prairie Home Companion shares hilarious anecdotes about growing up in the American Midwest, the people of Lake Wobegon, and “late-life fatherhood.” With a wonderful, dry sense of humor (and sometimes with music), Keillor captivates audiences using his unique blend of comedy, class, charisma, and wisdom.

How To Get Older and Why You Should Do It
Life is never easy, and it doesn’t get any easier with age!  But if laughter is the best medicine, this lighthearted conversation with America’s greatest storyteller will remind everyone of the great journey we all experience. Keillor uses his homespun Midwestern brand of humor to share his passion for things ranging from creativity to literacy, and empathizes with all audience members on the aches and pains we all experience with each passing year.  His folksy style will leave crowds smiling and feeling empowered as they come to terms with life in this ever-changing world.

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