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Garrison Keillor to perform

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Garrison Keillor

Garrison Keillor will present an evening of stories and poems on the Center Stage of the Performing Arts Center.

Garrison Keillor, host of the nationally syndicated radio show “A Prairie Home Companion,” will present an evening of stories and poems 7 p.m. March 18 at St. Cloud State.

There are 380 general admission tickets for the intimate performance on Center Stage of the Performing Arts Center. Tickets, which are $30, are available at www.scsutickets.com. The event is open to the public.

Parking is free on the streets adjacent to campus and $1.50 an hour in the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp.

Keillor will be accompanied by Rich Dworsky, pianist, organist, band leader and music director for the St. Paul-based “A Prairie Home Companion,” which is broadcast weekly to about 4 million listeners. Visit Keillor's website.

“An Evening with Garrison Keillor: Stories and Poems” is a fundraiser for the “Upper Mississippi Harvest” literary magazine. The annual magazine is edited and produced by students in cooperation with the Department of English.

The magazine features poetry, short fiction, nonfiction and drama writing, black and white photography, art and comic works.

Known for his connection to Central Minnesota by way of his signature monologue, “The News from Lake Wobegon,” 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 “O, What a Luxury."

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