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Writers Voices unveils the makings of The Wizard of Oz through biographer Evan Schwartz, author of Finding Oz: How L. Frank Baum Discovered the Great American Story. Schwartz reveals the life experiences and spiritual teachings that inspired The Wizard of Oz. Involving a a real yellow brick road  and a Swami from the 1893 World’s Fair, this is a fascinating inside look into a familiar tale. You might even find yourself pondering, “Am I a good witch or a bad witch…or both?!”

Next week, we visit the land of Oz again with Carol de Giere, author of Defying Gravity: The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz from Godspell to Wicked.


Monica Hadley is co-founder, host and producer of Writers' Voices on KRUU 100.1 fm in Fairfield, Iowa, a community low power radio station, and webmaster at

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