Best-selling humorists coming to San Diego

Writers Garrison Keillor and David Sedaris are scheduled to make June appearances in San Diego at presentations arranged by Warwick’s bookstore.

• Keillor will discuss his latest book, “The Keillor Reader,” 3 p.m. Sunday, June 8 at the University of San Diego’s Shiley Theatre. A book signing will follow.

Garrison Keillor

“The Keillor Reader” captures the scope of his work, including monologues from “A Prairie Home Companion,” stories from The New Yorker and The Atlantic, excerpts from novels, poetry, and a handful of never-before-published pieces, including the essays “Cheerfulness” and “What We Have Learned So Far.” The inclusion of photos, memorabilia, an extensive introduction, and head notes provide a rich context for the collection.

Guest check-in begins at 2 p.m. Tickets are $30 and include a copy of the book. Tickets at (858) 454-0347 and warwicks.com

• Sedaris will be at a special in-store event at Warwick’s with his new paperback, “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls,” 7 p.m. Monday, June 23 at 7812 Girard Ave.

David Sedaris

Every customer will have a chance to meet Sedaris and have books signed, but not all guests will be able to be inside the store for his talk. Warwick’s has plans to broadcast it outside the store, so all ticket-holders can hear it.

In his new book, Sedaris remembers his father’s dinnertime attire (shirtsleeves and underpants), his first colonoscopy (remarkably pleasant), and the time he considered buying the skeleton of a murdered Pygmy.

The first 140 people in line with tickets will be allowed into the store. Tickets are about $20 at (858) 454-0347 and warwicks.com

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