Popular humorist and storyteller Garrison Keillor, host of Public Radio’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” will appear March 30 at the Schuster Center as a Star Attractions offering courtesy of the Victoria Theatre Association.
Heralded as one of America’s most celebrated and beloved commentators, Keillor, 72, has amassed legions of fans for over 40 years, thanks to his raconteur spirit and sardonic blend of comedy, charisma and insightfulness. In fact, he continues to draw over 17 million listeners on more than 900 public radio stations every week. In addition to his familiar radio roles and appearing as himself in and providing the screenplay for Robert Altman’s 2006 film adaptation of “A Prairie Home Companion,” Keillor remains a prolific author and poet.
Born in Anoka, Minn., one of the towns that inspired his “Prairie Home Companion” monologue “The News From Lake Wobegon,” Keillor has written numerous magazine and newspaper articles. He has written for The Atlantic Monthly, National Geographic and The New Yorker. In 2004, he published a collection of political essays titled “Homegrown Democrat: A Few Plain Thoughts From the Heart of America.”
Some of his most recent works include “The Keillor Reader,” “O, What a Luxury,” “Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny,” “Good Poems: American Places,” “A Christmas Blizzard,” “Life Among the Lutherans” and “77 Love Sonnets.” He is also the host of “The Writer’s Almanac,” produced and distributed by American Public Media, which is available daily online via subscription.
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