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Radio host and humorist Garrison Keillor to be next University Lectures speaker, Feb. 17 at SU
Radio host and humorist Garrison Keillor to be next University Lectures speaker, Feb. 17 at SUFebruary 12, 2004Patrick Farrellpmfarrel@syr.edu
Garrison Keillor, host of public radio’s “A Praire Home Companion” and frequent contributor to The New Yorker and other publications, will be Syracuse University’s next University Lectures speaker on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. The lecture will be held in Goldstein Auditorium in the Schine Student Center.
As with all University Lectures events, admission is free and open to the public. There are no tickets; doors will open at 6:45 p.m. and seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Paid event parking will be available in the University Ave. garage, and the Marion and Waverly lots on Waverly Ave. Parking cost will be reduced to $3.25 for patrons arriving after 6:30 p.m.
Best known for bringing the inhabitants of fictional Lake Wobegon, Minn. to life on his radio show and in his books, Keillor is equally at home behind a microphone or a typewriter. While “Companion” allows Keillor to showcase his talents as a performer-including storytelling and musicianship-he is also an accomplished writer with 11 books and many magazine pieces to his credit.
The University Lectures is a cross-disciplinary lecture series that brings to the University individuals of exceptional accomplishment in the areas of architecture and design; the humanities and the sciences; and public policy, management and communications. The series is supported by the generosity of the University’s Trustees, alumni and friends.
For more information, call (315) 443-3784 or visit http://provost.syr.edu/lectures/.