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Harry Potter and The Sacred Text at The Last Bookstore
June 12, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
HARRY POTTER AND THE SACRED TEXT
The Last Bookstore is pleased to present the team behind the podcast Harry Potter and the Sacred Text. On tour with their live show, they’re stopping into The Last Bookstore for an intimate workshop on how to use ancient spiritual practices to dig deeper into Harry Potter. Bring your copy of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and get ready for a deep dive conversation about Chapter 11, The Firebolt. See what happens if you treat a text you already love as instructive in your own life. What can McGonagall teach you about duty? What can Hermione teach you about friendship? What gifts can Harry Potter give you if you treat it with faith, rigor and do so in community?
Harry Potter and the Sacred Text is a weekly podcast reading Harry Potter, the best-selling series of all time, as if it was a sacred text. Just as Christians read the Bible, Jews the Torah and Muslims read the Quran, we are embarking on a 199-episode journey (one chapter an episode) to glean what wisdom and meaning we can make from J.K. Rowling’s beloved novels.
Vanessa Zoltan is a co-host of the podcast and research assistant at Harvard Divinity School. Her work with Jane Eyre and Harry Potter ha been written about in The New York Times and covered on CNN. Vanessa blogs for the Huffington Post. She lives with 24 Harvard freshmen and her dog, in Cambridge, MA.. Ariana Nedelman is the producer of the podcast and a student at Harvard Divinity School. Before graduate school, she was an associate producer at Pemberley Digital, where she helped produce an Emmy Award winning adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma.