A pioneering force in radio
Keillor has been honored with Grammy, ACE, and George Foster Peabody awards, the National Humanities Medal, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His many books include Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance, Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny, and The Keillor Reader (Viking). He is the host of the daily program The Writer’s Almanac and the editor of several anthologies of poetry, most recently, Good Poems: American Places (Viking). In 2006, Keillor played himself in the movie adaptation of his show, a film directed by Robert Altman. He has two grandsons, and in 2007, he opened the independent bookstore Common Good Books in St. Paul, the city where he, his wife and daughter make their home.
Additional event: Pre Performance Insight
Sunday, NOV 5, 6:00 pm | Lied Center Pavilion
Join the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute for AN OSHER EXCLUSIVE sneak preview. Enjoy delicious petit fours and wine or beer as Darrell Brogdon, Program Director for Kansas Public Radio, profiles Garrison Keillor, his career, and shares his insight into what we might expect to hear during Keillor’s appearance.