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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 2, 2003

Keillor To Appear In Iowa City Sept. 6

Garrison Keillor, one of public radio's most beloved personalities, will appear at 7:45 p.m. at Clapp Recital Hall at the University of Iowa. The event will be broadcast live on the "Live from Prairie Lights" program on WSUI 910 AM, the UI's public radio station.

WSUI/KSUI is also hosting a fundraising reception and gala dinner "A Celebration of Public Radio" with Keillor at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $150 per person or $275 per couple, which includes reception, dinner, tickets to the reading at Clapp and a copy of "Love Me."

Keillor will be visiting Iowa City to celebrate the publication of "Love Me," his newest novel about an advice columnist for the lovelorn known as "Mr. Blue." The book is about ambition, success and failure as well as the virtues of real love and a steady writing job.

Keillor is best known as the host and writer of "A Prairie Home Companion" (broadcast Saturdays at 5 p.m. on KSUI-FM) set in fictional Lake Wobegon, and is also best-selling author of several books, "Wobegon Boy," "Lake Wobegon Days," "Leaving Home," and a children's book, "Cat, You Better Come Home."

Tickets to the reading are $10; for tickets call 1-800-HANCHER.

To reserve a place at the reception, contact UI Broadcasting Services at 319-335-6205.

STORY SOURCE: University News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACT: George McCrory, 319-384-0012, george-mccrory@uiowa.edu