Warwick's and The University of San Diego's College of Arts & Sciences are pleased to present New York Times bestselling author Garrison Keillor! He will be discussing and signing his latest book The Keillor Reader in USD's Shiley Theater on Sunday, June 8th at 3:00pm. Click here for tickets.
Joan E. Bowes, member of the La Jolla Community Center, has graciously underwritten transportation to USD. The roundtrip is free for LJCC members, and is $10 for non members. For transportation information contact the LJCC at (858) 459-0831.
For the first time, Keillor’s stories, essays, poems, and personal reminiscences have been brought together in a single volume that celebrates and demonstrates the incredible range of his far-reaching talent.
When, at thirteen, he signed on as a sportswriter for the Anoka Herald, Garrison Keillor set out to become a professional writer, and so he has done. This book captures the full scope of his work, including monologues from A Prairie Home Companion, stories from The New Yorker and The Atlantic, excerpts from novels, humorous poetry, and a handful of never-before-published pieces, including the essaysCheerfulness and What We Have Learned So Far. Furthermore, the inclusion of photos, memorabilia, an extensive introduction, and headnotes provide a rich context for this singular collection.
In a vibrant blend of nonfiction, fiction, and straight-up parody, Keillor once again draws on his lifetime of experience and extraordinary writing. The Keillor Reader also features familiar characters such as Guy Noir, cowboys Dusty and Lefty, and many more favorites from Lake Wobegon, the town dubbed the "Gateway to Central Minnesota."
A Prairie Home Companion has been broadcast since 1974, and today is heard by 4 million listeners each week on more than 600 public radio stations. Now in his seventies, Keillor reflects on his experiences as a husband, father, humorist, writer, and someone who can, as he says, “speak into a microphone in a warm and familiar manner.”