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Hogwarts Express: Harry’s First Four years

July 12, 2021 @ EST 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Member Price: $160
SummerWrite Week 1
July 12 – 16
5 Sessions, 2.5 hours
Ages: 8 – 10
Deadline to Register: July 5, 11:59 pm
Instructor: Chris Fanning

Immerse yourself in Harry Potter’s world! This workshop is for young wizards and witches who haven’t yet read the full series. With dramatic read-alouds, creative projects, and visits from special professors, students will dig into the first four books of the series in a supportive environment. Using the Floo Network, we’ll Zoom together to study the history of magic and Hogwarts; learn about other wizarding schools; study magical creatures; experiment with charms and transfiguration; and so much more. Seasoned Hogwarts faculty member “Professor Dalton” will lead your lessons, along with guest professors who are experts in various magic disciplines. 


Please note this camp may not be taken in conjunction with Hogwarts Academy, It is only for young witches and wizards who have not yet read the full series. Absolutely no spoilers beyond book 4 will be allowed. 


NOTE: Writers & Books neither condones nor agrees with J.K. Rowling’s transphobic, social, and political views. Our faculty, staff, and students choose to celebrate the magic of the Harry Potter series and claim the stories as our own through critical and creative exploration of the text. Trans Lives Matter.


Chris Fanning, Director of Communications, Special Events & Operations, began his career at Writers & Books as an intern over a dozen years ago while attending St. John Fisher College. He has worked as Promotions Coordinator for Entercom Radio and Associate Producer of the Key Bank Rochester Fringe Festival. A key contributor to developing SummerWrite’s Hogwarts Academy program in 2016, Chris enjoys a long history of fostering confidence and creativity in children in a variety of roles,  including camp counselor, preschool teacher, and literary teaching artist.

Workshops are conducted EST via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. To participate, please register by the deadline using the ticket portal below, or go to Scholarships. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants.

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July 12, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Event Category:


Virtual Classroom
NY United States
If you would like to make a request for any accommodation, please email us at accommodation@wab.org at least 10 days prior to the event or workshop.

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