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Garrison Keillor: Stories from Lake Wobegon

Monday, Dec. 7

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Garrison Keillor has long reported the news from the fictional town of Lake Wobegon, Minn., in his radio show A Prairie Home Companion. Based in part on Keillor’s own hometown, Lake Wobegon is a place “where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average.”

In his monologues, Keillor conjures up images of mythical small-town America through stories told in a soothing, seesaw voice. Keillor’s flair for storytelling and signature dry wit come through in his descriptions of quintessential Lake Wobegon elements, including tuna hot dish, ice fishing, Ralph’s Pretty Good Grocery (“If you can’t find it at Ralph’s, you can probably get along (pretty good) without it”) and Our Lady of Perpetual Responsibility Catholic Church.

Like a lozenge for the ears, Keillor’s down-home Wobegon tales are sure to make you feel warm and fuzzy all over while inspiring a few under-yourbreath chuckles.

Garrison Keillor: Stories from Lake Wobegon @ Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Circle, 801- 581-7100, Monday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., KingsburyHall.org