Garrison Keillor, host of the long-running radio show A Prairie Home Companion
, will talk at the 2010 NCEA convention on Wednesday, April 7 at 9 a.m. Keillor is known for the coupling of his shy, introspective persona with a sharp wit and keen sense of humor. His small-town wisdom and warm observations of everyday life have endeared him to millions in the US and around the world.
Keillor is best known for his storytelling, and his weekly yarns about the fictional town of Lake Wobegone have been collected into several recordings. He has also written books set in the town, the most recent being Wobegone Romance. Keillor has put out a gospel album with the Hopeful Gospel Quartet and starred in a major motion picture, 2004’s A Prairie Home Companion. He is an internationally known speaker and a contributor to The New Yorker, the New York Times and The Atlantic Magazine.
On Tuesday, April 6 at 9 a.m., Rev. James Martin, SJ., will give a keynote address, "Laughing with the Saints: Joy, Humor and Laughter in the Spiritual Life."
NCEA’s annual convention will feature more than 200 workshops and an exposition of education-related vendors. To learn more, visit Minneapolis Central, our convention Webpage: /events/NCEAMinneapolisCentral.asp
. You will find registration and hotel information, as well as the schedule of events and the preliminary program.