There’s no question about it: “Harry Potter” has made its mark on literary culture. At Yallwest this year in sunny Santa Monica, we asked some of today’s most popular YA authors how the “Potter” series inspired them on their own journeys to publication.
- Fri, Jun 5
- Draco Malfoy's birthday
- Sat, Jun 6
- Jason Isaacs's birthday
- Sun, Jun 7
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (previews begin in London)
- Mon, Jun 8
- Anthony Boyle's birthday
- Gryffindor wins the House Cup for first time in seven years
- Amy Hogan's birthday
- Tue, Jun 9
- Peter Pettigrew is revealed as an Animagus; Sirius and Buckbeak escape
- Trelawney's second real prophecy
- Johnny Depp's birthday
- James Newton Howard's birthday
- “Don’t be silly. Of course I won’t be in three classes at once.”
- March 2000 – Chris Columbus is chosen as the director of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone. Of note, Steven Spielberg was interested but did not get the spot.
Did You Know
- J.K. Rowling wrote a song about Nearly Headless Nick’s decapitation for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, but her editor didn’t like it, so they cut it out.