Tickets On Sale Now to See Isabel Wilkerson on October 5

Written by Joe Armstrong, Content Specialist, Downtown Main Library

Tickets to see Isabel Wilkerson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, National Humanities Medal recipient, and author of the New York Times bestsellers "The Warmth of Other Suns," and "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents" are on sale now!

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.

Wilkerson will speak on October 5 at the Aronoff Center for the Arts as the 2023 Mary S. Stern Lecture Series Speaker. For the latest information visit the Stern Lecture webpage.

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. 


Join a Book Club or Start Your Own

Discuss "The Warmth of Other Suns" and "Caste"  in advance of the author's visit to Cincinnati. Join one of the many book clubs that meet a library locations across Hamilton County. Find all upcoming book clubs reading "The Warmth of Other Suns" on our website.

Or start your own by getting a Book Club Card! Guide the your book club's discussion with this Reader Guide for "The Warmth of Other Suns," perfect to start conversations ahead of the Stern Lecture on October 5. Download the Reader Guide entire here.

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.