Have lunch with Garrison Keillor at Frasca Field!
11:30 am Wednesday, May 7
Frasca Field, 1402 Airport Rd. Urbana
Come have a box lunch and listen to Garrison Keillor, who will read from his new book and answer your questions during his stop at Frasca Field. Make a $50 gift to WILL to get a ticket to the event, plus lunch!
He'll be signing his book, The Keillor Reader, and you'll be able to purchase a copy at the event, which takes place inside a hangar full of vintage airplanes and cars.The Keillor Reader brings together the full range of his work: 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 book also presents pieces never before published, including the essays “Cheerfulness” and “What We Have Learned So Far.”
Keillor—a storyteller, sometime comedian, essayist, newspaper columnist, screenwriter, poet— has hosted A Prairie Home Companion in St. Paul, Minn., since 1974. Today, some 4 million listeners on more than 600 public radio stations coast to coast and beyond tune in to the show each week. 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.
In addition to The Keillor Reader, his many books include Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance, and Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny. He is the host of the daily program The Writer's Almanac and the editor of several anthologies of poetry.
Tickets purchased after May 2 will be emailed, or if necessary, provided for pick up with a photo ID at Will Call at the event. Tickets can also be picked up Monday or Tuesday at WILL's Campbell Hall. Tickets must be purchased with a credit card.