A Conversation with Gregory Maguire

A Conversation with Gregory Maguire, author of “Wicked”

A conversation with Gregory Maguire, beloved author of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (the basis of the hit Broadway musical), a multimillion-copy bestselling writer, and a proud University at Albany alum (Class of 1976).

He will discuss his writing and his new Wicked spinoff, The Oracle of Maracoor (Oct. 2022), the second installment in his new trilogy, “Another Day,” which follows the adventures of Elphaba’s green-skinned granddaughter, Rain, in the strange land of Maracoor, across the ocean from Oz. The first installment, The Brides of Maracoor, appeared in 2021. People magazine called it, “exquisitely crafted,” and Buzzfeed said, “this latest Oz tale is as satisfying a read as the Wicked Years quartet.”

In 2018, Gregory established The Maguire Family Endowment at the NYS Writers Institute to provide financial support to host authors throughout the year. The $500,000 endowment is in honor of his family and, in particular, his parents John Maguire, Helen Gregory Maguire, and Marie McAuliff Maguire.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 20
Page Hall
135 Western Avenue
Downtown UAlbany Campus, Albany NY 12203
Free parking.

Cosponsored by the UAlbany Honors College, Young Writers Project, and World of Writing LLC.


Oct 20 2022


7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Page Hall, University at Albany Downtown Campus
135 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203
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