"You get old and you realize there are no answers, just stories"—a single line from one of Garrison Keillor's novels is a fitting introduction to the dry wit and folksy charisma of its author. The beloved radio personality and former host of NPR's A Prairie Home Companion (for more than 40 years!), Keillor holds court with his signature blend of self-deprecating humor and homespun wisdom, sharing anecdotes about life in the fictional Midwestern hamlet of Lake Wobegon. He will be joined by Guy's All-Star Shoe Band pianist Richard Dworsky and vocalist Heather Masse of The Wailin' Jennys.

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Berkeley Talks
Matt Groening and Lynda Barry (Sat, Oct 7)
Garrison Keillor (Mon, Oct 23)
Tony Kushner and Sarah Vowell (Wed, Feb 21)


Program Notes
Program Notes

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Garrison Keillor: On Celebrity Culture

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