While fever grows for all things Harry Potter this week with Sno-Isle Libraries, prepare for an August encore. In collaboration with Sno-Isle Libraries, students with the University of Washington Information School have created online events to keep exploring the wide world of wizarding with Harry Potter.
“We will have three Harry Potter–themed programs led by the University of Washington geared for both teens and adults,” said Sno-Isle Libraries librarian Shannon Horrocks.
Attendance at each online event will be limited to 30 registered participants.
Muggles (humans who lack the magical abilities of wizards and witches) should appreciate the first event, Reel Talk: Harry Potter Film Adaptations, scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17. This online session will cover everything film and stage, including adaptation theories and “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”
Next comes Slash, Shipping, and Head Canon: Harry Potter Fanfiction at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18. This event is for those who are interested in Harry Potter fanfiction and alternate universes. Discover fanfiction topics that include relationship shipping and alternate head canons.
The UW students round out the “Harry Potter” encore with Diversity Matters: Reading Diversely with Harry Potter at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19. In this online session, participants will learn the importance of reading diversely and hear inspiring discussion and book ideas.