Boswell Book Company and the UWM Bookstore are proud to present the multitalented master storyteller, Garrison Keillor, for a ticketed event at the UWM Union Ballroom, co-sponsored by Wisconsin Public Radio and Milwaukee Public Radio. Best known as the founder and host of A Prairie Home Companion, Keillor will present and discuss his latest book, The Keillor Reader, a stunning collection of his many, varied pursuits. Tickets for this event will go on sale by Monday, March 24, and will be available on the Brown Paper Tickets website. Ticket cost is $30 (including all taxes and fees) and includes admission for one person and an autographed copy of The Keillor Reader. Tickets are also available through the UWM Bookstore at $30/$27 for people with a valid UWM student ID. The UWM Union Ballroom is located in the Student Union on the UWM Campus, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. in Milwaukee.
When, at thirteen, he caught on as a sportswriter for the Anoka Herald, Garrison Keillor set out to become a professional writer, and so he has done, recognized today as one of America's best loved storytellers as well as an occasional comedian, essayist, editor, newspaper columnist, screenwriter, and poet. The Keillor Reader is a remarkable single volume that brings together the full range of his work including monologues from A Prairie Home Companion, stories from The New Yorker and The Atlantic, excerpts from novels, and newspaper columns. With an extensive introduction and headnotes, photographs, and memorabilia, The Keillor Reader also presents pieces never before published, including the essays "Cheerfulness" and "What We Have Learned So Far."
Garrison Keillor is the founder and host of A Prairie Home Companion, celebrating its fortieth anniversary in 2014. He is the author of nineteen books of fiction and humor, the editor of the Good Poems collections, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Born in Anoka, Minnesota, he began his radio career as a freshman at the University of Minnesota, from which he graduated in 1966. He went to work for Minnesota Public Radio in 1969, and on July 6, 1974, he hosted the first broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion in St. Paul. Today, some 4 million listeners on more than 600 public radio stations coast to coast and beyond tune in to the show each week. Honored with Grammy, ACE, and George Foster Peabody awards, the National Humanities Medal, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Keillor's many books include Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance, and Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny. In 2007, he opened an independent bookstore, Common Good Books, in St. Paul.
UWM Student Union, Ballroom (View)
2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211