Last Chance: Get Your Tickets to See Isabel Wilkerson

Written by Joe Armstrong, Content Specialist, Downtown Main Library

It's your last chance to purchase tickets to see Isabel Wilkerson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and author of the New York Times bestseller "The Warmth of Other Suns," before she speaks on October 5 for the 2023 Mary S. Stern Lecture Series!

Wilkerson will speak at 7 p.m., Thursday, October 5 at Aronoff Center for the Arts. For the latest information visit the Stern Lecture webpage.

Tickets are available for purchase between $5-$15.

Buy Tickets Online

Tickets can be purchased on, by calling 513-621-ARTS (2787), or visiting the CAA Ticket Offices at the Aronoff Center for the Arts.

The late Mary S. Stern endowed an annual lecture series for the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library through The Library Foundation to support bringing internationally renowned thought leaders to our community. As part of Stern's lasting legacy, tickets for the lecture series are priced to ensure today's renowned thinkers are accessible to as many people as possible.

"The Warmth of Other Suns"

Wilkerson's ability to thoughtfully explore the depths of societal issues will be at the focus of this year's lecture as she discusses her bestselling book, "The Warmth of Other Suns." With her captivating storytelling and meticulous research of the Great Migration, Wilkerson will delve into the intricate dynamics of race, identity, and social hierarchies.

Continue the Conversation on October 7

Join us for a Community Conversation on October 7 from 2-4 p.m. at the Price Hill Branch Library and explore what we learned from Isabel Wilkerson and her 2023 Mary S. Stern Lecture. Share your experiences and perspectives where your voice matters at this safe, inclusive event made possible in partnership with the YWCA Greater Cincinnati and co-sponsored by the Woman’s City Club of Greater Cincinnati.

Community engagement and refreshments for this event are made possible through the support of Interact For Health, opens a new window.

Registration is encouraged - register online.

The Mary S. Stern Lecture Series is possible through an endowment to The Library Foundation. Get the latest information about this year's Mary S. Stern lecture featuring Isabel Wilkerson on our website.