What do we know about the famous book “The Wizard of Oz”?
Is it fiction or allegory; a religious statement or a story book: an idea of the author Frank Baum or the ideologies of his Mother-in-Law, Matilda Joslyn Gage?
These and many other questions about this beloved book, published in 1900 and continuing to be a popular story and movie, will be answered at the NPC May luncheon by Andrew Joppa, a scholar who has spent most of his adult life studying what he calls the “Mother of Oz.”
Joppa, a retired faculty member in the Business and Economics Department of Mercy College, says he is “primarily an essayist”. He also had a newspaper column for three years at the local paper in Peekskill, N.Y. – the actual location of the Yellow Brick Road. Find out everything you ever wanted to know about “The Wizard of Oz” from this fascinating speaker.
When: Thursday May 24th, 11:30 am
Where: Hilton Hotel – Naples
Price: $20 for members/guests; $25 for non-members.
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