Reading fiction doesn’t help us escape the world.

It helps us live in it.

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We condemn J.K. Rowling’s transphobia.

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text supports all gender identities. Read more about our values here.

HPST Announcements


We have two great Harry Potter-centric offerings on sale for this summer: first up, there's our newly announced Sacred Practices with Harry Potter class, where Vanessa will be leading six weekly sessions of sacred reading practices focused on Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. If you always find yourself talking back to the podcast while you listen, this is the class for you-- and we've priced it as affordably as we can, so as many people can participate as possible. Second, there are still a few spots on our Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pilgrimage in Yorkshire from August 31-September 3rd. With Vanessa and Colette Potts (whose last name is familiar for a reason), pilgrims will examine Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows through the theme of wandering, and do a couple extra delightful things (make their own map with guidance from an expert map-maker! RIDE A STEAM TRAIN!) that have everyone at Not Sorry green with envy. Space on that trip is rapidly dwindling. If you wish to join, click through and reserve your spot soon!

Not Sorry C.A.M.P. (June 9 – June 11th 2023)

We’ll be gathering for 48 hours in Monticello, New York to eat meals together, have live shows together, sing together, play together, and have workshops on topics from sacred reading practices to song-writing. Come away and join us!

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Taylor Swift and Confessional Writing

Join beloved Not Sorry faculty Margaret H. Willison, to trace the thread of Taylor Swift’s career and ask yourself: How can we create confessional, personal work that honors our emotional intensity? This class will include communal close-reading, small group discussion, and individual writing time. First class is May 16th!

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Try starting here...

Series 1

In the premiere episode, Casper and Vanessa talk about why they are starting this project.

Series 2

With new co-host Matt Potts. Matt and Vanessa discuss, “How do we react to frustration productively?”

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