Lynn McGraw and Eloise McGraw (1983)
INDEX TO McGRAW mp3s
Sound Clip One: (671kb, 4:33)
McGraw discusses the Reader/Writer relationship.
The first minute
is in very poor sound
Sound Clip Two: (921kb, 6:16)
McGraw discusses her correspondence with Oz fans.
Sound Clip Three: (667kb, 4:31)
More on Oz fan letters.
Sound Clip Four: (893kb, 6:04)
McGraw discusses money in Oz
Sound Clip Five: (1262kb, 8:35)
McGraw discusses her Ancient Egypt books and the importance of Mara, Daughter of the Nile to many of her readers.
Sound Clip Six: (1399kb, 9:31)
McGraw discusses how she has turned many of her readers onto writing and Egyptology. More on The Golden Goblet and Mara, Daughter of the Nile.
Sound Clip Seven: (817kb, 5:33)
Lauren Lynn McGraw introduces herself and the two McGraws discuss their collaborative process. They also discuss Merry Go Round in Oz and Slyddwyn, the villain from The Rundelstone of Oz.
Sound Clip Eight: (1156kb, 7:52)
A discussion on the writing of Merry Go Round in Oz and character analysis.
An Evening with Eloise McGraw
Royal Historian of Oz
Manuscript and mp3 Sound Recordings
In celebration of The Rundelstone of Oz we offer this rare recording and transcript of a speech given by author Eloise Jarvis McGraw and her daughter and co-author, Lauren Lynn McGraw, at the Winkie Convention of the International Wizard of Oz Club, July 1983, at the Wawona Hotel in Yosemite, California.
You may listen to the recording and/or follow the manuscript as Eloise McGraw discusses her relationship with her readers and the writing of her books Mara, Daughter of the Nile and Merry Go Round in Oz and The Forbidden Fountain of Oz. She is joined by her daughter for the last third of the talk where they discuss their collaborative process and the development of what will eventually become The Rundelstone of Oz
The manuscript is taken from Eloise McGraw's typed and handwritten speech--as is the dialogue between the co-authors.
The recorded presentation diverges from the manuscript quite often and it is suggested that you will get the most enjoyment out of this feature by listening to the recordings. There is MUCH additional material in the sound files. Surprisingly, the momentary confusion when discussing Slyddwyn is scripted!
A heavily edited version of Eloise McGraw's portion of the speech has been previously published. This is the first publication of McGraw's entire 1983 presentation.
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