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An Evening with Garrison Keillor

Monday, October 5, 2009
Episode Summary
The host and writer of \"A Prairie Home Companion\" knows how to spin a yarn. Join us for an evening of inspired storytelling, as Keillor converts the \"base metal of small town tedium to the gold of comedy.\" (NYTimes)

Participant(s) Bio
Garrison Keillor was born in Anoka, Minnesota, and graduated from the University of Minnesota, one more English major. He pitched for the Jack's Auto Repair softball team, did an early morning radio show for ten years, lived in Copenhagen for a time, and sang bass in the Hopeful Gospel Quartet. Also sang with the New York Philharmonic and the Boston Pops. He owns Common Good Bookstore in St. Paul and is the author of 77 Love Sonnets. He has done his one-man show in theaters coast to coast. In July, 2009, he celebrated the thirty-fifth anniversary of "A Prairie Home Companion." His daily "Writers Almanac" has been on the air since 1993. He lives in St. Paul and New York City.