The Writer's Almanac

Each day, Garrison Keillor reads a poem and relates stories of significant events touching literary history.

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"To My Daughter Teaching Science by Dana Robbins | Friday, November 13, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

They are olive green and elegant, tails curved to a fine point, these lizards that my daughter cares for so lovingly in the terrarium in the back of her science classroom in Brooklyn, miniature dinosaurs, motionless as yogis, fingers curled around a branch. She has worked long underpaid hours to create this wonderland while the... Read more »

It’s Not Just Trains by Lawrence Raab | Wednesday, November 11, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

The ticket office was closing when we arrived and were informed our train had departed ahead of schedule. “What do you mean?” I asked. “Trains leave on time, or late, but never early.” “Such things happen,” the agent replied, “more often than you would think.” “Look around,” he added, “and pay attention. It’s not just... Read more »