Reading fiction doesn’t help us escape the world.

It helps us live in it.

An illustration of a ginger cat, Crookshanks, grumpily peeking from behind library shelves. An orange ladder reaches up to the top shelves.

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

Help Us Raise $10,000 By April 1st!

During the month of March, Not Sorry is hosting our annual Don’t Be a Dursley fundraiser for On the Rise.

On the Rise is an incredible Boston-based program that provides safety, community, and advocacy for women, trans and nonbinary folks moving through and recovering from homelessness.

We are aiming to raise $10,000 by the end of March, but we’re confident that with your help we can surpass that goal.

If you donate $8 or more, you will get access to our Live Virtual Show hosted by Vanessa and Matt on March 11. Donate $8 and you’ll get to see us make fools of ourselves!

Learn to Journal with Guest of the Pod Jolie Doggett

Join a six-week virtual workshop to develop or deepen your journaling practice. Led by writer and HPST guest Jolie Doggett, participants in this course will learn how keeping a journal can help them carve out time for reflection, establish a writing habit, and even break through writer’s block. Through a combination of unique writing prompts, group discussions, and communal free-writing, participants will explore the subject of love: how do we define love? How do we show it? What do we know about love, and what do we want to learn? Register today!

Travel with Vanessa to Bath!

Next August, we will gather in Bath for a walking pilgrimage dedicated to Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey. In classes led by Margaret H. Willison and chaplaincy led by Vanessa Zoltan, pilgrims on this trip will examine Austen’s sparkling satire on Gothic fiction through the theme of doubt. Grab your spot today on this special trip to the U.K next August!

Not Sorry C.A.M.P.

The 48 hours we spent together in Monticello, New York earlier this month were... simply unreal. We ate meals together, had an incredible live show, sang together, witnessed Vanessa and Casper act out the whole first half of the Sound of Music, and so much more. To learn more and sign up for word of future events like it, click here!

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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