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Monday, July 27
 

11:00am EDT

Welcome with Casper & Vanessa!
WELCOME TO CAMP, EVERYONE! We'll go over our houses, set our intentions for the week, do some introductions to the way we'll be thinking about the Alumni Retreat, and there might even be a sacred practice or two. 

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa was born in Los Angeles, California. She has her BA in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, her MS in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pennsylvania. After working in education for ten years, Vanessa received her MDiv from Harvard Divinity... Read More →
avatar for Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile is helping to build a world of joyful belonging. He's the co-host of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and the co-founder of Sacred Design Lab. His book, The Power of Ritual (HarperCollins) will be published in June, 2020. Casper holds Masters of Divinity and Public Policy degrees from Harvard University, and remains a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his husband... Read More →


Monday July 27, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Common Room

11:00am EDT

Welcome to Camp with Colette!
A warm welcome to camp from Colette! 

Speakers
avatar for Colette Potts

Colette Potts

Colette is the former Director of Children’s Ministries at Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church in Falmouth, Mass. A Harvard-educated family therapist and educator, she has worked with children and families across the developmental spectrum in settings ranging from urban public schools... Read More →


Monday July 27, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Platform 9 3/4

12:00pm EDT

Reconnecting with Self and Community: Gentle Chair Yoga with Hanna Thomas Uose
Make some space to reground, take comfort in community, regulate your nervous system, revive your energy, and take pleasure in rest. Using a trauma-informed approach, Hanna will lead you through postures, breathwork, and readings. You will leave with a framework for self-care that you can return to throughout the year. Absolutely everyone is welcome - all you need is yourself, a pen and paper, and a comfortable place to sit.

WHAT TO BRING:
Pen/cil and paper, and a comfortable space where you can be! 

Speakers
avatar for Hanna Thomas Uose

Hanna Thomas Uose

Hanna Thomas Uose is a yoga teacher, activist, and organisational consultant who uses trauma-informed somatics practices to help individuals and teams align with their purpose. She is Principal Consultant at Align, and a Hufflepuff... Read More →


Monday July 27, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Common Room

12:00pm EDT

Drawing with Nick
Speakers

Monday July 27, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Platform 9 3/4

2:00pm EDT

Spiritual Autobiography: Ariana interviews Casper and Vanessa
Speakers
avatar for Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile is helping to build a world of joyful belonging. He's the co-host of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and the co-founder of Sacred Design Lab. His book, The Power of Ritual (HarperCollins) will be published in June, 2020. Casper holds Masters of Divinity and Public Policy degrees from Harvard University, and remains a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his husband... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa was born in Los Angeles, California. She has her BA in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, her MS in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pennsylvania. After working in education for ten years, Vanessa received her MDiv from Harvard Divinity... Read More →
avatar for Ariana Nedelman

Ariana Nedelman

Ariana Nedelman is a former Associate Producer at Pemberley Digital, where she helped produce an Emmy Award winning adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma. She also worked as the Social Media Manager at PBS Digital Studios, where she focused on building engaged audiences around educational... Read More →


Monday July 27, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Common Room

3:00pm EDT

Singing Circle with Casper
Speakers
avatar for Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile is helping to build a world of joyful belonging. He's the co-host of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and the co-founder of Sacred Design Lab. His book, The Power of Ritual (HarperCollins) will be published in June, 2020. Casper holds Masters of Divinity and Public Policy degrees from Harvard University, and remains a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his husband... Read More →


Monday July 27, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Common Room

4:00pm EDT

Lectio Divina with Vanessa
Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa was born in Los Angeles, California. She has her BA in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, her MS in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pennsylvania. After working in education for ten years, Vanessa received her MDiv from Harvard Divinity... Read More →


Monday July 27, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Common Room

4:00pm EDT

Creative Writing Games with Maggie
Speakers
avatar for Maggie Needham

Maggie Needham

Maggie Needham is a youth worker, writer, and tea-drinker from Chicago. She is a program coordinator at Open Books, a literacy non-profit, where she builds and facilitates communities of young readers and writers. (This mostly involves reading a lot of novels written by teenagers... Read More →


Monday July 27, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Platform 9 3/4

5:00pm EDT

Recommended Guided Walk
One of Vanessa's favorite sacred practices is walking. She's recorded three reflection prompts for each day, and we encourage you to go for a walk and listen to them at the beginning, middle, and end of each walk.

Feel free to walk however far you want, at whatever pace you want. If walking's not your thing or you're not able, pick a different practice you want to do everyday and listen to the prompt while doing that instead.

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We thought the easiest way to listen to these prompts would be to plug an RSS feed into your podcast app of choice. If you add this feed to your app, three new prompts will arrive every day.

If you're using Apple Podcast, here are the instructions for how to add an RSS feed:
1. Go to your Apple Podcast app library
2. Click 'shows' at the top
3. Click 'edit' in the top right bar
4. Click 'Add a show by URL..."
5. copy paste in: http://harrypottersacredtext.com/summer-audio-reflections?format=rss
6. Click subscribe!

If you'd rather listen on our website, you can find the prompts as blog posts here.

Monday July 27, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Common Room

5:00pm EDT

Blessings with Vanessa
Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa was born in Los Angeles, California. She has her BA in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, her MS in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pennsylvania. After working in education for ten years, Vanessa received her MDiv from Harvard Divinity... Read More →


Monday July 27, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Platform 9 3/4

8:30pm EDT

Monday Night Trivia with Maggie!
Harry Potter Trivia with your fave social media extraordinaire, Maggie Needham! We'll separate you into teams base on your house and there will be a few rounds.

First place will get 100 points for their house, second will get 70, and third will get 50! May the odds be ever in your favor! (Wrong book.) 

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Kelly

Meghan Kelly

Meghan was born and raised in New Jersey and will never let anyone forget it. She received her BA in Classical Civilization and EdM in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies from Boston University, where she also worked as an administrator before joining NSP. In her spare time, she... Read More →
avatar for Maggie Needham

Maggie Needham

Maggie Needham is a youth worker, writer, and tea-drinker from Chicago. She is a program coordinator at Open Books, a literacy non-profit, where she builds and facilitates communities of young readers and writers. (This mostly involves reading a lot of novels written by teenagers... Read More →


Monday July 27, 2020 8:30pm - 10:00pm EDT
Common Room

8:30pm EDT

Monday Night Trivia with Maggie!
Harry Potter Trivia with your fave social media extraordinaire, Maggie Needham! We'll separate you into teams base on your house and there will be a few rounds.

First place will get 100 points for their house, second will get 70, and third will get 50! May the odds be ever in your favor! (Wrong book.) 

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Kelly

Meghan Kelly

Meghan was born and raised in New Jersey and will never let anyone forget it. She received her BA in Classical Civilization and EdM in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies from Boston University, where she also worked as an administrator before joining NSP. In her spare time, she... Read More →
avatar for Maggie Needham

Maggie Needham

Maggie Needham is a youth worker, writer, and tea-drinker from Chicago. She is a program coordinator at Open Books, a literacy non-profit, where she builds and facilitates communities of young readers and writers. (This mostly involves reading a lot of novels written by teenagers... Read More →


Monday July 27, 2020 8:30pm - 10:00pm EDT
Common Room
 
Tuesday, July 28
 

11:00am EDT

Morning Workshops - Florilegium
Tuesday through Friday, we'll split into your four houses to do a small group session with either Vanessa, Ariana, Julia, or Casper!

For Tuesday:
  • Floralegium: Power of Ritual Book Group with Casper 
  • PaRDeS: Reflection Round Robin with Vanessa 
  • Lectio Divina: Spiritual autobiography with Ariana
  • Havruta: Writing Exercises with Julia 

Speakers
avatar for Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile is helping to build a world of joyful belonging. He's the co-host of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and the co-founder of Sacred Design Lab. His book, The Power of Ritual (HarperCollins) will be published in June, 2020. Casper holds Masters of Divinity and Public Policy degrees from Harvard University, and remains a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his husband... Read More →


Tuesday July 28, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Common Room

11:00am EDT

Morning Workshops - Havruta
Tuesday through Friday, we'll split into your four houses to do a small group session with either Vanessa, Ariana, Julia, or Casper!

For Tuesday:
  • Floralegium: Power of Ritual Book Group with Casper 
  • PaRDeS: Reflection Round Robin with Vanessa 
  • Lectio Divina: Spiritual autobiography with Ariana
  • Havruta: Writing Exercises with Julia 

Speakers
avatar for Julia Argy

Julia Argy

Julia graduated from Harvard with a degree in Statistics, but quickly gave up on that and now is getting an MFA in fiction instead. She is the director of Common Ground Pilgrimages at Not Sorry Productions. Her dog, Lentil, looks like a cow.


Tuesday July 28, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Common Room

11:00am EDT

Morning Workshops - Lectio Divina
Tuesday through Friday, we'll split into your four houses to do a small group session with either Vanessa, Ariana, Julia, or Casper!

For Tuesday:
  • Floralegium: Power of Ritual Book Group with Casper 
  • PaRDeS: Reflection Round Robin with Vanessa 
  • Lectio Divina: Spiritual autobiography with Ariana
  • Havruta: Writing Exercises with Julia 

Speakers
avatar for Ariana Nedelman

Ariana Nedelman

Ariana Nedelman is a former Associate Producer at Pemberley Digital, where she helped produce an Emmy Award winning adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma. She also worked as the Social Media Manager at PBS Digital Studios, where she focused on building engaged audiences around educational... Read More →


Tuesday July 28, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Common Room

11:00am EDT

Morning Workshops - PaRDeS
Tuesday through Friday, we'll split into your four houses to do a small group session with either Vanessa, Ariana, Julia, or Casper!

For Tuesday:
  • Floralegium: Power of Ritual Book Group with Casper 
  • PaRDeS: Reflection Round Robin with Vanessa 
  • Lectio Divina: Spiritual autobiography with Ariana
  • Havruta: Writing Exercises with Julia

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa was born in Los Angeles, California. She has her BA in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, her MS in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pennsylvania. After working in education for ten years, Vanessa received her MDiv from Harvard Divinity... Read More →


Tuesday July 28, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT

11:00am EDT

Love First Lectio with Colette
Speakers
avatar for Colette Potts

Colette Potts

Colette is the former Director of Children’s Ministries at Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church in Falmouth, Mass. A Harvard-educated family therapist and educator, she has worked with children and families across the developmental spectrum in settings ranging from urban public schools... Read More →


Tuesday July 28, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Platform 9 3/4

12:00pm EDT

Race and Representation in HP with Jolie Doggett
Where do you see yourself in Harry Potter, even if it isn't explicitly stated? Vanessa and Jolie will talk about reading Hermione as Black and/or Jewish, and how a lack of representation creates issues when we want to see ourselves in our sacred texts. Participants will be invited to share where they can read themselves into the text, regardless if it was the "intended" reading experience.

WHAT TO BRING:
An open mind & heart! 

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa was born in Los Angeles, California. She has her BA in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, her MS in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pennsylvania. After working in education for ten years, Vanessa received her MDiv from Harvard Divinity... Read More →


Tuesday July 28, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Common Room

12:00pm EDT

Drawing with Nick
Speakers

Tuesday July 28, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Platform 9 3/4

2:00pm EDT

Scriptio divina: Writing as a Spiritual Practice with Stephanie Paulsell
We'll explore a writing practice that emerges from the ancient reading practice of lectio divina. Scriptio divina engages the fluidity between reading and writing to awaken our creativity and help us read what is written on our hearts.

WHAT TO BRING: 
Please bring a notebook and pen/cil!

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Paulsell

Stephanie Paulsell

Stephanie Paulsell has been a member of the Harvard Divinity School faculty since 2001. She is the author of Religion Around Virginia Woolf (2019), co-editor (with Davíd Carrasco and Mara Willard) of Goodness and the Literary Imagination (2019), and has served as a regular columnist... Read More →


Tuesday July 28, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Common Room

3:00pm EDT

Singing Circle with Casper
Speakers
avatar for Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile is helping to build a world of joyful belonging. He's the co-host of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and the co-founder of Sacred Design Lab. His book, The Power of Ritual (HarperCollins) will be published in June, 2020. Casper holds Masters of Divinity and Public Policy degrees from Harvard University, and remains a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his husband... Read More →


Tuesday July 28, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Common Room

4:00pm EDT

Lectio Divina with Vanessa
Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa was born in Los Angeles, California. She has her BA in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, her MS in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pennsylvania. After working in education for ten years, Vanessa received her MDiv from Harvard Divinity... Read More →


Tuesday July 28, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Common Room

4:00pm EDT

Creative Writing Games with Maggie
Speakers
avatar for Maggie Needham

Maggie Needham

Maggie Needham is a youth worker, writer, and tea-drinker from Chicago. She is a program coordinator at Open Books, a literacy non-profit, where she builds and facilitates communities of young readers and writers. (This mostly involves reading a lot of novels written by teenagers... Read More →


Tuesday July 28, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Platform 9 3/4

5:00pm EDT

Recommended Guided Walk
Welcome to your second guided walk of the week. If you did yesterday's walk, the prompts should have auto-populated to your podcast app this morning. Below is a reminder of how to add our RSS feed to your podcasting app of choice. Please reach out if you're having any trouble!


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We thought the easiest way to listen to these prompts would be to plug an RSS feed into your podcast app of choice. If you add this feed to your app, three new prompts will arrive every day.

If you're using Apple Podcast, here are the instructions for how to add an RSS feed:
1. Go to your Apple Podcast app library
2. Click 'shows' at the top
3. Click 'edit' in the top right bar
4. Click 'Add a show by URL..."
5. copy paste in: http://harrypottersacredtext.com/summer-audio-reflections?format=rss
6. Click subscribe!

If you'd rather listen on our website, you can find the prompts as blog posts here.

Tuesday July 28, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Common Room

5:00pm EDT

Blessings with Vanessa
Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa was born in Los Angeles, California. She has her BA in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, her MS in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pennsylvania. After working in education for ten years, Vanessa received her MDiv from Harvard Divinity... Read More →


Tuesday July 28, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Platform 9 3/4

9:00pm EDT

Craft Night!
For craft night I'll be inviting you to embrace your inner amateur crafter. Some of you may have existing projects you're working on - and this is the perfect time to hang out and continue making progress. Or, if you're like me, and you don't usually get crafty, I'll be offering you a fun prompt to get creative. I'll be using pencils and paper, but you can also create with recycling scraps, fabrics or anything with which you want to get crafty : ) I'll give you one little hint - we're going to be inspired by the Whomping Willow for our project...

I've got some lovely music to chill to as we create together, so come hang out on Tuesday night!

WHAT TO BRING:
Any craft project you've been working on, coloring supplies, pencils and paper, fabric scraps, anything you want! 

Speakers
avatar for Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile is helping to build a world of joyful belonging. He's the co-host of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and the co-founder of Sacred Design Lab. His book, The Power of Ritual (HarperCollins) will be published in June, 2020. Casper holds Masters of Divinity and Public Policy degrees from Harvard University, and remains a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his husband... Read More →


Tuesday July 28, 2020 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Common Room

9:00pm EDT

Craft Night!
For craft night I'll be inviting you to embrace your inner amateur crafter. Some of you may have existing projects you're working on - and this is the perfect time to hang out and continue making progress. Or, if you're like me, and you don't usually get crafty, I'll be offering you a fun prompt to get creative. I'll be using pencils and paper, but you can also create with recycling scraps, fabrics or anything with which you want to get crafty : ) I'll give you one little hint - we're going to be inspired by the Whomping Willow for our project...

I've got some lovely music to chill to as we create together, so come hang out on Tuesday night!

WHAT TO BRING:
Any craft project you've been working on, coloring supplies, pencils and paper, fabric scraps, anything you want! 

Speakers
avatar for Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile is helping to build a world of joyful belonging. He's the co-host of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and the co-founder of Sacred Design Lab. His book, The Power of Ritual (HarperCollins) will be published in June, 2020. Casper holds Masters of Divinity and Public Policy degrees from Harvard University, and remains a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his husband... Read More →


Tuesday July 28, 2020 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Common Room
 
Wednesday, July 29
 

11:00am EDT

Morning Workshops - Florilegium
Tuesday through Friday, we'll split into your four houses to do a small group session with either Vanessa, Ariana, Julia, or Casper!

For Wednesday:
  • Floralegium: Reflection Round Robin with Vanessa
  • PaRDeS: Power of Ritual Book Group with Casper 
  • Lectio Divina: Writing Exercises with Julia 
  • Havruta: Spiritual autobiography with Ariana 

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa was born in Los Angeles, California. She has her BA in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, her MS in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pennsylvania. After working in education for ten years, Vanessa received her MDiv from Harvard Divinity... Read More →


Wednesday July 29, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Common Room

11:00am EDT

Morning Workshops - Havruta
Tuesday through Friday, we'll split into your four houses to do a small group session with either Vanessa, Ariana, Julia, or Casper!

For Wednesday:
  • Floralegium: Reflection Round Robin with Vanessa
  • PaRDeS: Power of Ritual Book Group with Casper 
  • Lectio Divina: Writing Exercises with Julia 
  • Havruta: Spiritual autobiography with Ariana 

Speakers
avatar for Ariana Nedelman

Ariana Nedelman

Ariana Nedelman is a former Associate Producer at Pemberley Digital, where she helped produce an Emmy Award winning adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma. She also worked as the Social Media Manager at PBS Digital Studios, where she focused on building engaged audiences around educational... Read More →


Wednesday July 29, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Common Room

11:00am EDT

Morning Workshops - Lectio Divina
Tuesday through Friday, we'll split into your four houses to do a small group session with either Vanessa, Ariana, Julia, or Casper!

For Wednesday:
  • Floralegia: Reflection Round Robin with Vanessa
  • PaRDeS: Power of Ritual Book Group with Casper 
  • Lectio Divina: Writing Exercises with Julia 
  • Havruta: Spiritual autobiography with Ariana 

Speakers
avatar for Julia Argy

Julia Argy

Julia graduated from Harvard with a degree in Statistics, but quickly gave up on that and now is getting an MFA in fiction instead. She is the director of Common Ground Pilgrimages at Not Sorry Productions. Her dog, Lentil, looks like a cow.


Wednesday July 29, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Common Room

11:00am EDT

Morning Workshops - PaRDeS
Tuesday through Friday, we'll split into your four houses to do a small group session with either Vanessa, Ariana, Julia, or Casper!

For Wednesday:
  • Floralegia: Reflection Round Robin with Vanessa
  • PaRDeS: Power of Ritual Book Group with Casper 
  • Lectio Divina: Writing Exercises with Julia 
  • Havruta: Spiritual autobiography with Ariana 

Speakers
avatar for Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile is helping to build a world of joyful belonging. He's the co-host of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and the co-founder of Sacred Design Lab. His book, The Power of Ritual (HarperCollins) will be published in June, 2020. Casper holds Masters of Divinity and Public Policy degrees from Harvard University, and remains a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his husband... Read More →


Wednesday July 29, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Common Room

11:00am EDT

Love First Lectio with Colette
Speakers
avatar for Colette Potts

Colette Potts

Colette is the former Director of Children’s Ministries at Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church in Falmouth, Mass. A Harvard-educated family therapist and educator, she has worked with children and families across the developmental spectrum in settings ranging from urban public schools... Read More →


Wednesday July 29, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Platform 9 3/4

12:00pm EDT

Making Magic: Going from Fan to Creator, Panel with Black Girls Create, Wizards in Space, and Proma Khosla
Participating in fandom can often spark your own creative juices. Many creators trace their beginnings to a specific piece of media they either loved or hated, but either way had them inspired to create something of their own. In this discussion style panel (with a Q&A!), we’ll share how our own love of fandom and storytelling inspired us to create, dive into our struggles along the way, and give advice to those starting their own journey going from a fan to a creator and all the inbetweens.

WHAT TO BRING:
Nothing needed! 

Speakers
avatar for Black Girls Create

Black Girls Create

Black Girls Create is a unique intersectional hub for Black creators and critical fandom. Through substantive but easily accessible content, we encourage fans to celebrate and critique pop culture while also advocating for and contributing to the increased media representation of... Read More →
avatar for Proma Khosla

Proma Khosla

Proma Khosla is a writer and dancer based in New York City, but she’s also a director, producer, comic, and professional Harry Potter fan.


Wednesday July 29, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Common Room

12:00pm EDT

Drawing with Nick
Speakers

Wednesday July 29, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Platform 9 3/4

2:00pm EDT

Love Advice with Meredith Goldstein
Can you really give love advice to friends without it being a birds-Hermione situation? 

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Goldstein

Meredith Goldstein

Meredith Goldstein is an advice columnist and entertainment reporter for The Boston Globe. Her advice column, Love Letters, is a daily dispatch of wisdom for the lovelorn that has been running online and in the paper since 2009. The first season of the Love Letters podcast launched in 2018.Meredith’s books include her memoir, Can’t Help Myself: Lessons and Confessions From a Modern Advice Columnist (Grand Central/Hachette); Chemistry Lessons (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), a young adult novel about a young woman who uses science to manipulate her love... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa was born in Los Angeles, California. She has her BA in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, her MS in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pennsylvania. After working in education for ten years, Vanessa received her MDiv from Harvard Divinity... Read More →


Wednesday July 29, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Common Room

2:00pm EDT

Singing with Casper
Speakers
avatar for Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile is helping to build a world of joyful belonging. He's the co-host of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and the co-founder of Sacred Design Lab. His book, The Power of Ritual (HarperCollins) will be published in June, 2020. Casper holds Masters of Divinity and Public Policy degrees from Harvard University, and remains a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his husband... Read More →


Wednesday July 29, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Platform 9 3/4

3:00pm EDT

Singing Circle with Casper
Speakers
avatar for Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile is helping to build a world of joyful belonging. He's the co-host of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and the co-founder of Sacred Design Lab. His book, The Power of Ritual (HarperCollins) will be published in June, 2020. Casper holds Masters of Divinity and Public Policy degrees from Harvard University, and remains a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his husband... Read More →


Wednesday July 29, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Common Room

4:00pm EDT

Lectio Divina with Vanessa (and Alayna Cole!)
Speakers
avatar for Alayna Cole

Alayna Cole

Alayna Cole is a producer at Sledgehammer Games and the managing director of Queerly Represent Me. She champions diversity and inclusion in the games industry, with a particular research focus on LGBTQ+ representation. Alayna is co-chair of the IGDA LGBTQ+ special interest group... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa was born in Los Angeles, California. She has her BA in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, her MS in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pennsylvania. After working in education for ten years, Vanessa received her MDiv from Harvard Divinity... Read More →


Wednesday July 29, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Common Room

4:00pm EDT

Creative Writing Games with Maggie
Speakers
avatar for Maggie Needham

Maggie Needham

Maggie Needham is a youth worker, writer, and tea-drinker from Chicago. She is a program coordinator at Open Books, a literacy non-profit, where she builds and facilitates communities of young readers and writers. (This mostly involves reading a lot of novels written by teenagers... Read More →


Wednesday July 29, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Platform 9 3/4

5:00pm EDT

Recommended Guided Walk
Welcome to your third guided walk of the week. If you did a walk earlier this week, the prompts should have auto-populated to your podcast app this morning. Below is a reminder of how to add our RSS feed to your podcasting app of choice. Please reach out if you're having any trouble!


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We thought the easiest way to listen to these prompts would be to plug an RSS feed into your podcast app of choice. If you add this feed to your app, three new prompts will arrive every day.

If you're using Apple Podcast, here are the instructions for how to add an RSS feed:
1. Go to your Apple Podcast app library
2. Click 'shows' at the top
3. Click 'edit' in the top right bar
4. Click 'Add a show by URL..."
5. copy paste in: http://harrypottersacredtext.com/summer-audio-reflections?format=rss
6. Click subscribe!

If you'd rather listen on our website, you can find the prompts as blog posts here.

Wednesday July 29, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Common Room

5:00pm EDT

Blessings with Vanessa
Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa was born in Los Angeles, California. She has her BA in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, her MS in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pennsylvania. After working in education for ten years, Vanessa received her MDiv from Harvard Divinity... Read More →


Wednesday July 29, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Platform 9 3/4

8:00pm EDT

Movie Night with Vanessa and Casper
Speakers
avatar for Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile is helping to build a world of joyful belonging. He's the co-host of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and the co-founder of Sacred Design Lab. His book, The Power of Ritual (HarperCollins) will be published in June, 2020. Casper holds Masters of Divinity and Public Policy degrees from Harvard University, and remains a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his husband... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa was born in Los Angeles, California. She has her BA in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, her MS in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pennsylvania. After working in education for ten years, Vanessa received her MDiv from Harvard Divinity... Read More →


Wednesday July 29, 2020 8:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Common Room

8:00pm EDT

Movie Night with Vanessa and Casper
Speakers
avatar for Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile is helping to build a world of joyful belonging. He's the co-host of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and the co-founder of Sacred Design Lab. His book, The Power of Ritual (HarperCollins) will be published in June, 2020. Casper holds Masters of Divinity and Public Policy degrees from Harvard University, and remains a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his husband... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa was born in Los Angeles, California. She has her BA in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, her MS in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pennsylvania. After working in education for ten years, Vanessa received her MDiv from Harvard Divinity... Read More →


Wednesday July 29, 2020 8:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Common Room
 
Thursday, July 30
 

11:00am EDT

Morning Workshops - Florilegium
Tuesday through Friday, we'll split into your four houses to do a small group session with either Vanessa, Ariana, Julia, or Casper!

For Thursday:
  • Floralegium: Spiritual autobiography with Ariana 
  • PaRDeS: Writing Exercises with Julia 
  • Lectio Divina: Power of Ritual Book Group with Casper 
  • Havruta: Reflection Round Robin with Vanessa

Speakers
avatar for Ariana Nedelman

Ariana Nedelman

Ariana Nedelman is a former Associate Producer at Pemberley Digital, where she helped produce an Emmy Award winning adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma. She also worked as the Social Media Manager at PBS Digital Studios, where she focused on building engaged audiences around educational... Read More →


Thursday July 30, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Common Room

11:00am EDT

Morning Workshops - Havruta
Tuesday through Friday, we'll split into your four houses to do a small group session with either Vanessa, Ariana, Julia, or Casper!

For Thursday:
  • Floralegia: Spiritual autobiography with Ariana 
  • PaRDeS: Writing Exercises with Julia 
  • Lectio Divina: Power of Ritual Book Group with Casper 
  • Havruta: Reflection Round Robin with Vanessa

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa was born in Los Angeles, California. She has her BA in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, her MS in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pennsylvania. After working in education for ten years, Vanessa received her MDiv from Harvard Divinity... Read More →


Thursday July 30, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Common Room

11:00am EDT

Morning Workshops - Lectio Divina
Tuesday through Friday, we'll split into your four houses to do a small group session with either Vanessa, Ariana, Julia, or Casper!

For Thursday:
  • Floralegia: Spiritual autobiography with Ariana 
  • PaRDeS: Writing Exercises with Julia 
  • Lectio Divina: Power of Ritual Book Group with Casper 
  • Havruta: Reflection Round Robin with Vanessa

Speakers
avatar for Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile is helping to build a world of joyful belonging. He's the co-host of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and the co-founder of Sacred Design Lab. His book, The Power of Ritual (HarperCollins) will be published in June, 2020. Casper holds Masters of Divinity and Public Policy degrees from Harvard University, and remains a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his husband... Read More →


Thursday July 30, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Common Room

11:00am EDT

Morning Workshops - PaRDeS
Tuesday through Friday, we'll split into your four houses to do a small group session with either Vanessa, Ariana, Julia, or Casper!

For Thursday:
  • Floralegia: Spiritual autobiography with Ariana 
  • PaRDeS: Writing Exercises with Julia 
  • Lectio Divina: Power of Ritual Book Group with Casper 
  • Havruta: Reflection Round Robin with Vanessa

Speakers
avatar for Julia Argy

Julia Argy

Julia graduated from Harvard with a degree in Statistics, but quickly gave up on that and now is getting an MFA in fiction instead. She is the director of Common Ground Pilgrimages at Not Sorry Productions. Her dog, Lentil, looks like a cow.


Thursday July 30, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Common Room

11:00am EDT

Love First Lectio with Colette
Speakers
avatar for Colette Potts

Colette Potts

Colette is the former Director of Children’s Ministries at Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church in Falmouth, Mass. A Harvard-educated family therapist and educator, she has worked with children and families across the developmental spectrum in settings ranging from urban public schools... Read More →


Thursday July 30, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Platform 9 3/4

12:00pm EDT

OPed: How to use HP to talk politics with Chloe Angyal
Speakers
avatar for Chloe Angyal

Chloe Angyal

Chloe Angyal is a journalist who lives in Iowa; she is a Contributing Editor at Marie Claire, the former Deputy Opinion Editor at HuffPost, and a former Senior Editor at Feministing. She has written about politics and popular culture for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The... Read More →


Thursday July 30, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Common Room

12:00pm EDT

Drawing with Nick
Speakers

Thursday July 30, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Platform 9 3/4

2:00pm EDT

How to Use HP to Do Social Justice with the Harry Potter Alliance
Speakers
KB

Katie Bowers

Katie Bowers is the Managing Director of the Harry Potter Alliance. She joined the HPA as a volunteer in 2013 before coming on full time as the Campaigns Director in 2015. An avid reader with a desire to do good, Katie has been integrating her love of pop culture and social justice... Read More →


Thursday July 30, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Common Room

3:00pm EDT

Singing Circle with Casper
Speakers
avatar for Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile is helping to build a world of joyful belonging. He's the co-host of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and the co-founder of Sacred Design Lab. His book, The Power of Ritual (HarperCollins) will be published in June, 2020. Casper holds Masters of Divinity and Public Policy degrees from Harvard University, and remains a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his husband... Read More →


Thursday July 30, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Common Room

4:00pm EDT

Lectio Divina with Vanessa
Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa was born in Los Angeles, California. She has her BA in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, her MS in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pennsylvania. After working in education for ten years, Vanessa received her MDiv from Harvard Divinity... Read More →


Thursday July 30, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Common Room

4:00pm EDT

Creative Writing Games with Maggie
Speakers
avatar for Maggie Needham

Maggie Needham

Maggie Needham is a youth worker, writer, and tea-drinker from Chicago. She is a program coordinator at Open Books, a literacy non-profit, where she builds and facilitates communities of young readers and writers. (This mostly involves reading a lot of novels written by teenagers... Read More →


Thursday July 30, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Platform 9 3/4

5:00pm EDT

Recommended Guided Walk
Welcome to your fourth guided walk of the week. If you did a walk earlier this week, the prompts should have auto-populated to your podcast app this morning. Below is a reminder of how to add our RSS feed to your podcasting app of choice. Please reach out if you're having any trouble!


--
We thought the easiest way to listen to these prompts would be to plug an RSS feed into your podcast app of choice. If you add this feed to your app, three new prompts will arrive every day.

If you're using Apple Podcast, here are the instructions for how to add an RSS feed:
1. Go to your Apple Podcast app library
2. Click 'shows' at the top
3. Click 'edit' in the top right bar
4. Click 'Add a show by URL..."
5. copy paste in: http://harrypottersacredtext.com/summer-audio-reflections?format=rss
6. Click subscribe!

If you'd rather listen on our website, you can find the prompts as blog posts here.

Thursday July 30, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Common Room

5:00pm EDT

Blessings with Vanessa
Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa was born in Los Angeles, California. She has her BA in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, her MS in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pennsylvania. After working in education for ten years, Vanessa received her MDiv from Harvard Divinity... Read More →


Thursday July 30, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Platform 9 3/4

8:00pm EDT

Baking Contest Judging!
Speakers
avatar for Kelly Dull

Kelly Dull

Kelly Dull is a cake decorator and pastry chef with over 16 years in the food service industry. In the past few years, Kelly has been recognized as an award winning baker and decorator who has received press in both local and national publications. In winter of 2014, Kelly embarked... Read More →


Thursday July 30, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm EDT
Common Room

8:00pm EDT

Baking Contest Judging!
Speakers
avatar for Kelly Dull

Kelly Dull

Kelly Dull is a cake decorator and pastry chef with over 16 years in the food service industry. In the past few years, Kelly has been recognized as an award winning baker and decorator who has received press in both local and national publications. In winter of 2014, Kelly embarked... Read More →


Thursday July 30, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm EDT
Common Room
 
Friday, July 31
 

11:00am EDT

Morning Workshops - Florilegium
Tuesday through Friday, we'll split into your four houses to do a small group session with either Vanessa, Ariana, Julia, or Casper!

For Friday:
  • Floralegium: Writing Exercises with Julia
  • PaRDeS: Spiritual autobiography with Ariana 
  • Lectio Divina: Reflection Round Robin with Vanessa
  • Havruta: Power of Ritual Book Group with Casper 

Speakers
avatar for Julia Argy

Julia Argy

Julia graduated from Harvard with a degree in Statistics, but quickly gave up on that and now is getting an MFA in fiction instead. She is the director of Common Ground Pilgrimages at Not Sorry Productions. Her dog, Lentil, looks like a cow.


Friday July 31, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Common Room

11:00am EDT

Morning Workshops - Havruta
Tuesday through Friday, we'll split into your four houses to do a small group session with either Vanessa, Ariana, Julia, or Casper!

For Friday:
  • Floralegia: Writing Exercises with Julia
  • PaRDeS: Spiritual autobiography with Ariana 
  • Lectio Divina: Reflection Round Robin with Vanessa
  • Havruta: Power of Ritual Book Group with Casper 

Speakers
avatar for Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile is helping to build a world of joyful belonging. He's the co-host of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and the co-founder of Sacred Design Lab. His book, The Power of Ritual (HarperCollins) will be published in June, 2020. Casper holds Masters of Divinity and Public Policy degrees from Harvard University, and remains a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his husband... Read More →


Friday July 31, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Common Room

11:00am EDT

Morning Workshops - Lectio Divina
Tuesday through Friday, we'll split into your four houses to do a small group session with either Vanessa, Ariana, Julia, or Casper!

For Friday:
  • Floralegia: Writing Exercises with Julia
  • PaRDeS: Spiritual autobiography with Ariana 
  • Lectio Divina: Reflection Round Robin with Vanessa
  • Havruta: Power of Ritual Book Group with Casper 

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa was born in Los Angeles, California. She has her BA in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, her MS in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pennsylvania. After working in education for ten years, Vanessa received her MDiv from Harvard Divinity... Read More →


Friday July 31, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Common Room

11:00am EDT

Morning Workshops - PaRDeS
Tuesday through Friday, we'll split into your four houses to do a small group session with either Vanessa, Ariana, Julia, or Casper!

For Friday:
  • Floralegia: Writing Exercises with Julia
  • PaRDeS: Spiritual autobiography with Ariana 
  • Lectio Divina: Reflection Round Robin with Vanessa
  • Havruta: Power of Ritual Book Group with Casper 

Speakers
avatar for Ariana Nedelman

Ariana Nedelman

Ariana Nedelman is a former Associate Producer at Pemberley Digital, where she helped produce an Emmy Award winning adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma. She also worked as the Social Media Manager at PBS Digital Studios, where she focused on building engaged audiences around educational... Read More →


Friday July 31, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Common Room

11:00am EDT

Love First Lectio with Colette
Speakers
avatar for Colette Potts

Colette Potts

Colette is the former Director of Children’s Ministries at Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church in Falmouth, Mass. A Harvard-educated family therapist and educator, she has worked with children and families across the developmental spectrum in settings ranging from urban public schools... Read More →


Friday July 31, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Platform 9 3/4

12:00pm EDT

Awakening Your Inner Wizard with Ashley Clements
Speakers
avatar for Ashley Clements

Ashley Clements

Rev. Ashley Clements serves as an Interfaith/Interspiritual minister, hospital chaplain, and spiritual counselor. She loves exploring mystical and psychic sensitivities and supporting others to do the same. Outside of these pursuits can be found photosynthesizing, eating veggie chips... Read More →


Friday July 31, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Common Room

12:00pm EDT

Drawing with Nick
Speakers

Friday July 31, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Platform 9 3/4

2:00pm EDT

Finding Forgiveness in Harry Potter with Matt Potts
Does Snape need forgiveness? Do the Dursleys deserve it? Is forgiveness even meaningful to the conflicts and crises of these novels? In this session, we will use the HP series to rethink what forgiveness should mean in our lives and in the world.

WHAT TO BRING:
Nothing needed! 

Speakers
avatar for Matt Potts

Matt Potts

Matthew Potts joined the faculty of Harvard Divinity School in 2013. He studies the thought and practice of contemporary Christian communities through attention to diverse literary, theological, and liturgical texts. Matt served as an officer in the United States Navy and as a college... Read More →


Friday July 31, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Common Room

3:00pm EDT

Singing Circle with Casper
Speakers
avatar for Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile is helping to build a world of joyful belonging. He's the co-host of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and the co-founder of Sacred Design Lab. His book, The Power of Ritual (HarperCollins) will be published in June, 2020. Casper holds Masters of Divinity and Public Policy degrees from Harvard University, and remains a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his husband... Read More →


Friday July 31, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Common Room

4:00pm EDT

Retreat Closing Ceremony
To prepare for this session, please bring your intention from the beginning of the week and one sparklet from the week you want to carry with you. 

Speakers
avatar for Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile is helping to build a world of joyful belonging. He's the co-host of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and the co-founder of Sacred Design Lab. His book, The Power of Ritual (HarperCollins) will be published in June, 2020. Casper holds Masters of Divinity and Public Policy degrees from Harvard University, and remains a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his husband... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa was born in Los Angeles, California. She has her BA in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, her MS in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pennsylvania. After working in education for ten years, Vanessa received her MDiv from Harvard Divinity... Read More →


Friday July 31, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Common Room

4:00pm EDT

Creative Writing Games with Maggie
Speakers
avatar for Maggie Needham

Maggie Needham

Maggie Needham is a youth worker, writer, and tea-drinker from Chicago. She is a program coordinator at Open Books, a literacy non-profit, where she builds and facilitates communities of young readers and writers. (This mostly involves reading a lot of novels written by teenagers... Read More →


Friday July 31, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Platform 9 3/4

5:00pm EDT

Recommended Guided Walk
Welcome to your last guided walk of the week. If you did a walk earlier this week, the prompts should have auto-populated to your podcast app this morning. Below is a reminder of how to add our RSS feed to your podcasting app of choice. Please reach out if you're having any trouble!


--
We thought the easiest way to listen to these prompts would be to plug an RSS feed into your podcast app of choice. If you add this feed to your app, three new prompts will arrive every day.

If you're using Apple Podcast, here are the instructions for how to add an RSS feed:
1. Go to your Apple Podcast app library
2. Click 'shows' at the top
3. Click 'edit' in the top right bar
4. Click 'Add a show by URL..."
5. copy paste in: http://harrypottersacredtext.com/summer-audio-reflections?format=rss
6. Click subscribe!

If you'd rather listen on our website, you can find the prompts as blog posts here.

Friday July 31, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Common Room

6:00pm EDT

Quidditch World Cup Opening Ceremony: Giving Dubious Advice with Hank Green
Celebrate the beginning of the Quidditch World Cup weekend with us! For this session, you’ll need a glass of water or something else you’re comfortable drinking quickly!

Hank Green gives dubious advice on Dear Hank and John. We're going to ask him some questions from the perspective of Harry Potter characters, and he'll give dubious advice. Help us think of questions!



Speakers
avatar for Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile is helping to build a world of joyful belonging. He's the co-host of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and the co-founder of Sacred Design Lab. His book, The Power of Ritual (HarperCollins) will be published in June, 2020. Casper holds Masters of Divinity and Public Policy degrees from Harvard University, and remains a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his husband... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa was born in Los Angeles, California. She has her BA in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, her MS in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pennsylvania. After working in education for ten years, Vanessa received her MDiv from Harvard Divinity... Read More →
avatar for Hank Green

Hank Green

Hank Green started making YouTube videos in 2007 with his brother, John, on the Vlogbrothers channel. In addition to his work with SciShow, Hank is the co-founder of VidCon, DFTBA Records, and Crash Course. He is also the co-host of the podcast Dear Hank and John, and the author of... Read More →


Friday July 31, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Great Hall

8:00pm EDT

Campfire Show: Friday Night
Come sit with us around the campfire and bless your fave characters from Harry Potter! Join Casper and Vanessa in a night of blessing the characters of Harry Potter! They’ll be sharing from Casper’s new book, The Power of Ritual, and exploring how the practice of giving blessings for characters in our beloved shared text of Harry Potter can help us dig deeper into ourselves. There’ll be live music, time for reflection, and plenty of giggles! 

FRIDAY: We'll be blessing Draco Malfoy and Luna Lovegood! Be sure to dress up for our costume contest theme and share with #HPSTcostume: House Pride! 

Speakers
avatar for Ariana Nedelman

Ariana Nedelman

Ariana Nedelman is a former Associate Producer at Pemberley Digital, where she helped produce an Emmy Award winning adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma. She also worked as the Social Media Manager at PBS Digital Studios, where she focused on building engaged audiences around educational... Read More →
avatar for Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile is helping to build a world of joyful belonging. He's the co-host of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and the co-founder of Sacred Design Lab. His book, The Power of Ritual (HarperCollins) will be published in June, 2020. Casper holds Masters of Divinity and Public Policy degrees from Harvard University, and remains a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his husband... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa was born in Los Angeles, California. She has her BA in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, her MS in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pennsylvania. After working in education for ten years, Vanessa received her MDiv from Harvard Divinity... Read More →


Friday July 31, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm EDT
Great Hall
 
Saturday, August 1
 

11:00am EDT

Opening Class with Vanessa & Casper
Speakers
avatar for Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile is helping to build a world of joyful belonging. He's the co-host of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and the co-founder of Sacred Design Lab. His book, The Power of Ritual (HarperCollins) will be published in June, 2020. Casper holds Masters of Divinity and Public Policy degrees from Harvard University, and remains a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his husband... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa was born in Los Angeles, California. She has her BA in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, her MS in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pennsylvania. After working in education for ten years, Vanessa received her MDiv from Harvard Divinity... Read More →


Saturday August 1, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Great Hall

12:00pm EDT

Parenting with Harry Potter with Colette Potts
Speakers
avatar for Colette Potts

Colette Potts

Colette is the former Director of Children’s Ministries at Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church in Falmouth, Mass. A Harvard-educated family therapist and educator, she has worked with children and families across the developmental spectrum in settings ranging from urban public schools... Read More →


Saturday August 1, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Great Hall

12:00pm EDT

Reconnecting with Self and Community: Gentle Chair Yoga with Hanna Thomas Uose
Make some space to reground, take comfort in community, regulate your nervous system, revive your energy, and take pleasure in rest. Using a trauma-informed approach, Hanna will lead you through postures, breathwork, and readings. You will leave with a framework for self-care that you can return to throughout the year. Absolutely everyone is welcome - all you need is yourself, a pen and paper, and a comfortable place to sit.  

WHAT TO BRING:
Pen/cil and paper, and a comfortable space. 

Speakers
avatar for Hanna Thomas Uose

Hanna Thomas Uose

Hanna Thomas Uose is a yoga teacher, activist, and organisational consultant who uses trauma-informed somatics practices to help individuals and teams align with their purpose. She is Principal Consultant at Align, and a Hufflepuff... Read More →


Saturday August 1, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Astronomy Tower

1:00pm EDT

Harry Potter Tattoos with Jennifer Edge of Literary Ink
Speakers
avatar for Literary Ink

Literary Ink

The Literary Ink Podcast is complete and utter tomfoolery filled with interviews from your favorite Tattoo Wizards from all over the World. Tune in as Jennifer Edge will explore their passion for their craft, the boy who lived, and all the shenanigans anyone could hope for!


Saturday August 1, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Astronomy Tower

1:00pm EDT

Unfriendly Black Hotties: Live Podcast
During this live episode of the Unfriendly Black Hotties, Christina and Kamille will discuss JK Rowling's troubling history of anti-trans comments and the dilemma that creators like Rowling create for readers and fans. Is the well totally tainted? Or is there a way to keep authorial bigotry separate and apart from the magical world that we love?

WHAT TO BRING:
Nothing needed! 

Speakers
avatar for Unfriendly Black Hotties

Unfriendly Black Hotties

Christina Tucker and Kamille Washington (The Hotties) are here to give you global takes on higher ed, pop culture, and whatever the hell else they feel like.Kamille is one-half of the Unfriendly Black Hotties, a podcast about the intersection of race, gender, and sexuality in pop culture and politics. She is also an occasional essayist with special interests in feminism and queerness... Read More →


Saturday August 1, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Great Hall

2:00pm EDT

Lectio Divina with Vanessa
Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa was born in Los Angeles, California. She has her BA in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, her MS in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pennsylvania. After working in education for ten years, Vanessa received her MDiv from Harvard Divinity... Read More →


Saturday August 1, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Astronomy Tower

2:00pm EDT

Singing Circle with Casper
Speakers
avatar for Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile is helping to build a world of joyful belonging. He's the co-host of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and the co-founder of Sacred Design Lab. His book, The Power of Ritual (HarperCollins) will be published in June, 2020. Casper holds Masters of Divinity and Public Policy degrees from Harvard University, and remains a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his husband... Read More →


Saturday August 1, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Great Hall

3:00pm EDT

Gincredible Moments: Ranking Ginny's Best Quotes, Burns, and More with Mike Schubert of Potterless!
Mike Schubert has made his admiration of Ginny Weasley very public (most clearly on an episode of HPST!). For this Potterless live show, he's taking the next step. Joined by Sequoia Simone from Fanatical Fics and Where to Find Them as a guest, Mike will be ranking, reviewing, and gushing over Ginny's most iconic moments throughout the series in a quest to very clearly and definitively state why Book Ginny is truly perfect.

WHAT TO BRING:
Your funny bone :)

Speakers
avatar for Mike Schubert

Mike Schubert

Host Mike Schubert is a 28-year-old man who has never read Harry Potter - making him the perfect host for this podcast about a 28-year-old man who has never read Harry Potter! He started Potterless while working as a mechanical engineer full time, and thankfully, the podcast grew... Read More →


Saturday August 1, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Great Hall

4:00pm EDT

How (not) to think about J. K. Rowling: Lessons from Augustine of Hippo with Mike Motia
Do you have a complicated relationship with J. K. Rowling? Come learn about the ancient Christian whom Vanessa and Casper often mention, Augustine of Hippo, and what his sometimes beautiful, sometimes harmful legacy can teach us about how we can cherish and trust the Harry Potter books while keeping distance from their author.

WHAT TO BRING:
Nothing needed! 

Speakers
avatar for Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile is helping to build a world of joyful belonging. He's the co-host of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and the co-founder of Sacred Design Lab. His book, The Power of Ritual (HarperCollins) will be published in June, 2020. Casper holds Masters of Divinity and Public Policy degrees from Harvard University, and remains a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his husband... Read More →


Saturday August 1, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Astronomy Tower

4:00pm EDT

Your Endless Bag with Kathy Tu
Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa was born in Los Angeles, California. She has her BA in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, her MS in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pennsylvania. After working in education for ten years, Vanessa received her MDiv from Harvard Divinity... Read More →
avatar for Ariana Nedelman

Ariana Nedelman

Ariana Nedelman is a former Associate Producer at Pemberley Digital, where she helped produce an Emmy Award winning adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma. She also worked as the Social Media Manager at PBS Digital Studios, where she focused on building engaged audiences around educational... Read More →
avatar for Kathy Tu

Kathy Tu

Kathy Tu is the co-host and co-managing editor of Nancy.Prior to Nancy, she did production work for a number of podcasts, including The Memory Palace, The Mortified Podcast, and Masterpiece Studio. Kathy has a healthy obsession with backpacks, productivity apps, and figuring out... Read More →


Saturday August 1, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Great Hall

5:00pm EDT

From Voldemort to House Elves: Exploring Power in the Wizarding World with Steven Lauterwasser
Voldemort begins the books weak and dependent, but somehow returns to power, while House Elves have magic beyond any witch or wizard and yet are maybe the most oppressed group in the wizarding world. In this session, we’ll explore why by talking about what it means to be powerful, who has power and why, and the complex relationship between power, truth, and fiction.

Speakers
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Steven Lauterwasser

Bio: Steven Lauterwasser is PhD candidate in sociology at UC Berkeley, where he studies social movements and polarization. He is also, big surprise, a Ravenclaw.


Saturday August 1, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Astronomy Tower

5:00pm EDT

Resistant Readings and Where to Find Them with Witch, Please
In this session the hosts of Witch, Please will provide a toolkit for resistant reading. Join Marcelle and Hannah as we take a look at some of our most favourite and least favourite scenes from the Harry Potter books. You’ll leave empowered to reclaim the texts (ALL texts?) as your own!

WHAT TO BRING:
Bring your copies of the Harry Potter books! 

Speakers
avatar for Witch Please

Witch Please

Witch, Please is a fortnightly podcast about the Harry Potter world. In each episode the hosts, feminists and lady-scholars Hannah McGregor and Marcelle Kosman, take a deep dive into one of the Harry Potter books, tackling topics like Harry’s unreliable narration, Hermione’s feminist... Read More →


Saturday August 1, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Great Hall

7:00pm EDT

Campfire Show with Special Appearance by Erica Williams Simon: Saturday Night
Come sit with us around the campfire and bless your fave characters from Harry Potter! Join Casper and Vanessa in a night of blessing the characters of Harry Potter! They’ll be sharing from Casper’s new book, The Power of Ritual, and exploring how the practice of giving blessings for characters in our beloved shared text of Harry Potter can help us dig deeper into ourselves. There’ll be live music, time for reflection, and (brace yourselves!) special guests too.

SATURDAY: We'll be joined by Erica Williams Simons making a special guest appearance, blessing Prof. Minerva McGonnagall and Ron Weasley! Be sure to dress up for our costume contest theme and share with #HPSTcostume: Magical Creatures!

Speakers
avatar for Erica Williams Simon

Erica Williams Simon

Erica Williams Simon is an award-winning writer, host, educator and entrepreneur. As the founder and former Head of Snapchat’s Creator’s Lab, her work is focused on creating conversations that help a diverse, digital native generation uncover wisdom and tell new stories about... Read More →
avatar for Ariana Nedelman

Ariana Nedelman

Ariana Nedelman is a former Associate Producer at Pemberley Digital, where she helped produce an Emmy Award winning adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma. She also worked as the Social Media Manager at PBS Digital Studios, where she focused on building engaged audiences around educational... Read More →
avatar for Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile is helping to build a world of joyful belonging. He's the co-host of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and the co-founder of Sacred Design Lab. His book, The Power of Ritual (HarperCollins) will be published in June, 2020. Casper holds Masters of Divinity and Public Policy degrees from Harvard University, and remains a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his husband... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa was born in Los Angeles, California. She has her BA in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, her MS in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pennsylvania. After working in education for ten years, Vanessa received her MDiv from Harvard Divinity... Read More →


Saturday August 1, 2020 7:00pm - 8:15pm EDT
Great Hall
 
Sunday, August 2
 

11:00am EDT

Q&A with Vanessa & Casper
Speakers
avatar for Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile is helping to build a world of joyful belonging. He's the co-host of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and the co-founder of Sacred Design Lab. His book, The Power of Ritual (HarperCollins) will be published in June, 2020. Casper holds Masters of Divinity and Public Policy degrees from Harvard University, and remains a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his husband... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa was born in Los Angeles, California. She has her BA in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, her MS in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pennsylvania. After working in education for ten years, Vanessa received her MDiv from Harvard Divinity... Read More →


Sunday August 2, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Great Hall

12:00pm EDT

Harry Potter in a "Post #MeToo" Era with HERstory on the Rocks
HERstory on the Rocks Podcast is leading a virtual 'Sunday Brunch' discussing Harry Potter in a "post-#metoo" Era. In this session we will be taking a look at chronological #metoo moments from the series. Everything from Ginny's "lucky you" moment to Hermione being catcalled in London is on the table! Join us to analyze and compare these meaningful moments.

WHAT TO BRING:
We love to talk over a Sunday brunch, so feel free to bring a Cocktail, Mocktail, or Coffee if you want!

Speakers
avatar for HERstory on the Rocks

HERstory on the Rocks

HERstory on the Rocks Podcast is hosted by two ladies talking about good women, bad women, fictional women, and non-fictional women - because women have nuance. Plus each woman is paired with a themed cocktail! Come take the history class your teachers wouldn't let you - more cursing... Read More →


Sunday August 2, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Great Hall

12:00pm EDT

Reading Rowling Responsibly: What to do when HP lets us down with Matt Potts
J.K. Rowling has recently used her public voice to articulate hurtful opinions and errors, and the beloved HP series itself sometimes bears disquieting signs of racism, heteronormativity, and anti-semitism. How do we read responsibly when our holy prophets or our sacred texts let us down?

WHAT TO BRING:
Nothing needed! 

Speakers
avatar for Matt Potts

Matt Potts

Matthew Potts joined the faculty of Harvard Divinity School in 2013. He studies the thought and practice of contemporary Christian communities through attention to diverse literary, theological, and liturgical texts. Matt served as an officer in the United States Navy and as a college... Read More →


Sunday August 2, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Astronomy Tower

1:00pm EDT

Personal Narratives and Identity As Fans in a Post-JK Rowling World with Jackson Bird
What are you left with when a fictional world is an inextricable part of your own personal narrative, but that world's creator is no longer a safe, welcoming figure? Jackson Bird and Casper ter Kuile will discuss this tension with regards to both their published works––which draw heavily on the Harry Potter series––as well as their personal lives and senses of self. Join in as we confront our conflicted feelings and consider healing paths forward.

WHAT TO BRING:
Nothing needed! 

Speakers
avatar for Jackson Bird

Jackson Bird

Jackson Bird is a Youtuber and writer, working to demystify the transgender experience by sharing his and others' stories online. You can hear some of those stories on his YouTube channel jackisnotabird, on his podcast Transmission, and in his debut book Sorted: Growing Up, Comi... Read More →
avatar for Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile is helping to build a world of joyful belonging. He's the co-host of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and the co-founder of Sacred Design Lab. His book, The Power of Ritual (HarperCollins) will be published in June, 2020. Casper holds Masters of Divinity and Public Policy degrees from Harvard University, and remains a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his husband... Read More →


Sunday August 2, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Great Hall

1:00pm EDT

Wizards in Space Blackout Poetry Workshop by Olivia Dolphin
In this writing workshop, we’ll be learning about and creating blackout poetry using pages from Harry Potter books. This activity can be many things -- relaxing, creative, artistic, and a new way to engage with the text from the books. It’s another way we as fans can make art and content through a series we love. For this session, you’ll need a used Harry Potter book or a printer and some markers, or you can upload a page of the books to an online design tool!

WHAT TO BRING:
Pen/pencil & paper for notes or reflections, Coloring supplies (paper, colored pencils/crayons), Access to a digital design tool like sumo paint or something else

Speakers

Sunday August 2, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Astronomy Tower

2:00pm EDT

A “Hairy” Potter Story: A conversation about beauty standards in the Wizarding World and our real lives with Jolie Doggett
This session will be all about style and beauty in the Wizarding World and how it reflects our beauty standards in the real world. What do the "good" and "beautiful" people in Harry Potter look like? What physical attributes are considered "bad?" How can we challenge ourselves to look further than skin deep? Writer, editor and curly girl Jolie Doggett will moderate a session with Casper ter Kuile and Vanessa Zoltan about where our ideas about what is beautiful come from and how we can learn to love who we are as we are.

WHAT TO BRING:
An open mind and a positive attitude! 

Speakers
avatar for Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile is helping to build a world of joyful belonging. He's the co-host of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and the co-founder of Sacred Design Lab. His book, The Power of Ritual (HarperCollins) will be published in June, 2020. Casper holds Masters of Divinity and Public Policy degrees from Harvard University, and remains a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his husband... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa was born in Los Angeles, California. She has her BA in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, her MS in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pennsylvania. After working in education for ten years, Vanessa received her MDiv from Harvard Divinity... Read More →


Sunday August 2, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Great Hall

2:00pm EDT

Reading Birthday Wishes to Harry with Maggie & Meghan
Join friends & NSP co-workers Maggie and Meghan as they go over all your well-wishes for the Boy Who Lived. We'll pick our favorites and read them out, maybe eat a little cake, and wear bad party hats.

WHAT TO BRING:
A party hat. Of course. DIY preferred. 

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Kelly

Meghan Kelly

Meghan was born and raised in New Jersey and will never let anyone forget it. She received her BA in Classical Civilization and EdM in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies from Boston University, where she also worked as an administrator before joining NSP. In her spare time, she... Read More →
avatar for Maggie Needham

Maggie Needham

Maggie Needham is a youth worker, writer, and tea-drinker from Chicago. She is a program coordinator at Open Books, a literacy non-profit, where she builds and facilitates communities of young readers and writers. (This mostly involves reading a lot of novels written by teenagers... Read More →


Sunday August 2, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Astronomy Tower

3:00pm EDT

Advice for Harry Potter Characters with Dana Schwartz
Speakers
avatar for Dana Schwartz

Dana Schwartz

Dana Schwartz is a writer of books, TV, comic books, and podcasts.She is the author of three books, including the critically acclaimed memoir Choose Your Own Disaster and the humor book, The White Man's Guide to White Male Writers of the Western Canon, based on her viral parod... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa was born in Los Angeles, California. She has her BA in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, her MS in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pennsylvania. After working in education for ten years, Vanessa received her MDiv from Harvard Divinity... Read More →


Sunday August 2, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Great Hall

4:00pm EDT

#WizardTeam Live!
#WizardTeam is a weekly Harry Potter podcast for true Potterheads. Each week Bayana Davis and Robyn Jordan do a close reread of the books chapter-by-chapter, discussing anything from our thoughts on the Trio’s Gryffindor behaviors to more obscure facts in the Harry Potter canon, even coming up with some strange and hilarious headcanons of our own. Join us at the Harry Potter and the Sacred Text Camp to talk redemptions and whether or not they appear in the series!

WHAT TO BRING:
Nothing needed! 

Speakers
avatar for Black Girls Create

Black Girls Create

Black Girls Create is a unique intersectional hub for Black creators and critical fandom. Through substantive but easily accessible content, we encourage fans to celebrate and critique pop culture while also advocating for and contributing to the increased media representation of... Read More →


Sunday August 2, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Great Hall

4:00pm EDT

5:00pm EDT

Camp Closing Ceremonies
Speakers
avatar for Tonks and the Aurors

Tonks and the Aurors

Tonks & the Aurors is a wizard rock band (music about Harry Potter) created and fronted by Steph Anderson. Since 2007, Tonks & the Aurors has traveled the North America and Europe playing in libraries, bookstores, and nerd conferences and has released five full-length albums and an... Read More →
avatar for Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile is helping to build a world of joyful belonging. He's the co-host of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and the co-founder of Sacred Design Lab. His book, The Power of Ritual (HarperCollins) will be published in June, 2020. Casper holds Masters of Divinity and Public Policy degrees from Harvard University, and remains a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his husband... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa was born in Los Angeles, California. She has her BA in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, her MS in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pennsylvania. After working in education for ten years, Vanessa received her MDiv from Harvard Divinity... Read More →


Sunday August 2, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Great Hall

7:00pm EDT

Campfire Show with John Green: Sunday Night
Come sit with us around the campfire and bless your fave characters from Harry Potter! Join Casper and Vanessa in a night of blessing the characters of Harry Potter! They’ll be sharing from Casper’s new book, The Power of Ritual, and exploring how the practice of giving blessings for characters in our beloved shared text of Harry Potter can help us dig deeper into ourselves. There’ll be live music, time for reflection, and (brace yourselves!) special guests too.

SUNDAY: We'll be joined by John Green making a special guest appearance, blessing Neville Longbottom and Harry Potter! Be sure to dress up for our costume contest theme and share with #HPSTcostume: Yule Ball!

Speakers
avatar for John Green

John Green

John Green hosts the podcasts Dear Hank and John and The Anthropocene Reviewed, as well as the Youtube channels Crash Course and Vlogbrothers. He is also the #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Turtles All the Way Down, The Fault in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns... Read More →
avatar for Ariana Nedelman

Ariana Nedelman

Ariana Nedelman is a former Associate Producer at Pemberley Digital, where she helped produce an Emmy Award winning adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma. She also worked as the Social Media Manager at PBS Digital Studios, where she focused on building engaged audiences around educational... Read More →
avatar for Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile

Casper ter Kuile is helping to build a world of joyful belonging. He's the co-host of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and the co-founder of Sacred Design Lab. His book, The Power of Ritual (HarperCollins) will be published in June, 2020. Casper holds Masters of Divinity and Public Policy degrees from Harvard University, and remains a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his husband... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa Zoltan

Vanessa was born in Los Angeles, California. She has her BA in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, her MS in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pennsylvania. After working in education for ten years, Vanessa received her MDiv from Harvard Divinity... Read More →


Sunday August 2, 2020 7:00pm - 8:15pm EDT
Great Hall
 
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