Writers' Voices Visits the Land of Oz!

  • Fri
    Mar 19
    1:00 pm -
    2:00 pm
  • Mon
    Mar 22
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

WickedIn a two-episode special event, Writers’ Voices unveils the makings of The Wizard of Oz and its prequel, Wicked, through biographers Evan Schwartz and Carol de Giere.

Tune in Friday, March 19 at 1pm Central (kruufm.com) to hear Evan Schwartz, author of Finding Oz: How L. Frank Baum Discovered the Great American Story, reveal both the spiritual teachings and life experiences that inspired The Wizard of Oz. Involving a Swami from the 1893 World’s Fair and a real yellow brick road, this is a fascinating inside look into a creative work that has touched all our lives. You might even find yourself pondering, “Am I a good witch or a bad witch…or both?!”

Next Friday, March 26, Fairfield-connected Carol de Giere talks about her book, Defying Gravity: The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz from Godspell to Wicked. Inspired by The Artist’s Way to follow her dream as a freelance writer, this was her first book project. As part of the process, she has developed www.MusicalSchwartz.com, and began publishing an email quarterly newsletter The Schwartz Scene.

With Carol’s extensive research on the topic, and her Masters’ Degree in Writing and Bachelor of Science in Library and Information Science, this promises to be an excellent book. In our interview with her, we’ll complete our trip to the Land of Oz by asking her for the inside scoop on the creation of Wicked.