The Magic of Harry Potter: Book and Literature Workshops

 Your Hogwarts letter has arrived- time to go back to school!

 

What | A month long book and literature workshop, where twice a week we discuss the nuances and themes from Harry Potter, right from the universal themes like death, love and morality in the books, to various pointed discussions about specific characters. We discussions will be conducted with the help of various formatted activities. The event is targeted at budding writers, literature junkies and Harry Potter fans.

 

Where | Antisocial, Hauz Khas Village

 

When | 1st September- 6th October

Total Sessions | 10

Duration | 2 hours each

Total Course Hours | 20 hours

Workshop Curators and Facilitators | Srishti Chaudhary and Sharan Gulati

 

Teaching Mode | Handouts of critical material, a writing activity/assignment in every class, Group activities and debates in class (sorting people into houses in first class), Power Point Presentations, Video Clips

 

Goody Bag | Each participant will receive a goody bag at the end of the workshop, which will include a custom-made wand.

Course Schedule

Each session will have activities pertaining to the relevant theme.

 

September 1, Saturday

The Sorting Hat Ceremony

The Boy Who Lived: The Universal Appeal of Harry Potter- Magic, Reason and Reality

 

September 5, Wednesday

Friendship in Harry Potter: “Then you should have died for your friends, as we would have for you!” The Trio and the Marauders- Life and Beyond

 

September 8, Saturday

 

Does Reading Harry Potter Make Us Better People?: Ethics and Morality in Harry Potter

 

September 12, Wednesday

Love, A Magic Like No Other: Dissecting Love in Harry Potter

 

September 15, Saturday

A Certain Kind of Feminism: The Contribution and Character of Hermione Granger

 

September 19, Wednesday

Albus Dumbledore: The Figure of the Mentor

 

September 22, Saturday

The Harry Potter Brand: A Cinematic Journey

 

September 26, Wednesday

Fan Fiction, Pottermore, and Do We Want an Eighth Harry Potter?

 

October 3, Wednesday

“Death is nothing but the next great adventure”: Death in Harry Potter

 

October 6, Saturday

Is It Time to Criticize Harry Potter? Problems Critics Have

 

Some pictures from our previous workshops:

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