An Evening with Garrison Keillor
Benefiting the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, Inc. and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society
Friday, October 28, at 8 PM
The Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda, MD 20852
Tickets at www.strathmore.org
Author, poet, screenwriter and one of the most recognizable voices in radio, Garrison Keillor started his career at Minnesota Public Radio in 1969 and hosted the first broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion in St. Paul five years later. Today, some 4 million listeners on more than 700 public radio stations coast to coast tune in each week, and his books—Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance, Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny, and The Keillor Reader—are beloved. Keillor brings his unique brand of humor to Strathmore for an evening of wisdom and wit.
• In addition to hosting A Prairie Home Companion, Keillor serves as host of The Writer’s Almanac, a daily radio program of poetry and historical interest pieces.
• Keillor has tapped musician Chris Thile of the bands Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek to succeed him full time as host of A Prairie Home Companion in September 2016.
• The F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, Inc., will be honoring Garrison Keillor with its Award for Achievement in American Literature at the 20th annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival on October 29 at the Best Western Plus Hotel in Rockville, MD. The Fitzgerald Festival honors Fitzgerald’s work, the work of prominent American literary artists, and encourages, assists and supports aspiring and emerging artists and students.