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Garrison Keillor to speak at Powell Books in Beaverton on Wednesday

Garrison Keillor
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A Prairie Home Companion creator and Public Radio superstar Garrison Keillor will grace Powell Books at Cedar Hill Crossing, in Beaverton, on Wednesday at 6:00 PM. Mr. Keillor will read from his new anthology The Keillor Reader. According to Powell’s website, the bookbrings together the full range of his work: monologues from A Prairie Home Companion, stories from the New Yorker and the Atlantic, excerpts from novels, newspaper columns, and pieces never before published”.

Mr. Keillor began his career as a sports reporter for the Anoka Herald in his home state of Minnesota. He began working in radio in the late 60’s. He had his first short story published in the New Yorker Magazine in 1970.

In 1974 Mr. Keillor began the variety radio show “A Prairie Home Companion on public radio. It was on this show that he began his weekly segment “The News from Lake Wobegon.” Which was about a fictional town "where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average."

The segment was so popular that ten of the twenty two books Mr. Keillor has penned are about the misadventures of the town’s residents.

The Portland Authors Examiner recommends an early arrival.

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