[image-1]If you don’t know, now you know: Garrison Keillor is one of the most prolific writers, radio hosts, editors (and storytellers in general) in the nation, and he’s coming to the Gaillard on Thurs. Jan 5. at 7:30 p.m. Get your tickets at GaillardCenter.com.
Perhaps best known for his radio variety show, A Prairie Home Companion, Keillor is also the author of two dozen books, the winner of Grammy, ACE, and George Foster Peabody awards, and an actor in the 2006 film adaptation A Prairie Home Companion where he plays … himself.
City Paper talked to Keillor in 2015 when he visited the North Charleston Coliseum. In the interview he gave young writers some advice:
“I advise young writers to see to their health, to sidestep the greasy fingers of alcohol and narcotics, to get out of the house, to be playful in their work. A writer is someone who writes, actually writes, not merely one who plans to write, so it’s good to fashion strong habits. Two hours a day, every day, same time if possible, will get you a lot. Sometimes you have to throw away weeks’ worth of work, which feels bad, but still, something is gained. Be funny, if you can. It’s a real service.”