PUBLIC EVENTS

Winter 2014 

Wednesday, January 8

12:30 pm
Calvin College
January Series
Talk, Q&A and Booksigning
Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium
3201 Burton SE
Grand Rapids, MI

Monday, January 20

7:30 pm
Grinnell College
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Commemoration
Talk, Q&A and Booksigning
Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center
1115 8th Avenue
Grinnel, IA
 

Sunday, February 2

4:00 pm
Emory University
Nix Mann Endowed Lecture
Talk, Q&A and Booksigning
Carlos Museum Reception Hall
571 S. Kilgo Circle
Atlanta, GA

Monday, February 3

7:30 pm
Pen & Podium Series
Hosted by The Denver Post
Talk, Q&A and Booksigning
Newman Center for the Performing Arts
2344 East Iliff Avenue
Denver, CO
 

Tuesday, February 11

8:00 pm
Fairfield University
Open VISIONS Forum
Talk, Q&A and Booksigning
Quick Center for the Arts
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT
 

Saturday, February 15

4:30 PM
Seattle University
Search for the Meaning Book Festival
Talk, Q&A and Booksigning
Champion Hall
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA

Thursday, February 20

7:00 pm

Lenoir-Rhyne University
Visiting Writers Series
Talk, Q&A and Booksigning
625 7th Avenue NE
Hickory, NC

Wednesday, February 26

7:00 pm

National Library of Singapore
Public Lecture
Talk, Q&A and Booksigning
100 Victoria Street
Singapore 188064

Tuesday, April 15

7:30 pm
College of DuPage
Distinguished Lecture Series
Talk, Q&A and Booksigning
MAC Performing Arts Center
Fawell and Park Boulevards
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Thursday, April 17

7:45 pm
Idaho Humanities Council
Distinguished Eastern Idaho Lecture
Talk, Q&A and Booksigning
Shilo Inn
780 Lindsay Boulevard
Idaho Falls, ID

Previous Events

 

Fall 2013

Tuesday, October 1

6:00 pm

One Book, One Chicago 

Talk, Q&A and Booksigning

Chicago Public Library

400 S. State Street

Chicago, IL

http://www.chipublib.org/eventsprog/programs/onebook_onechgo.php

Thursday, October 17

9:30 am

Southern Regional Asset Building Coalition  

Talk, Q&A and Booksigning

Wyndham Hotel

1515 Prudential Drive

Jacksonville, FL

http://www.srabc.org/

Tuesday, October 22

7:35 pm

Springfield Public Forum 

Talk, Q&A and Booksigning

Springfield Symphony Hall

34 Court Street

Springfield, MA

www.springfieldpublicforum.org

Thursday, October 24

6:30 pm

Savannah College of Art and Design Ivy Hall Writers Series

Talk, Q&A and Booksigning

1600 Peachtree Street

Atlanta, GA 30309

http://www.artofrestoration.org/ivyhall/overview.cfm

Tuesday, October 29

6:00 pm

Johns Hopkins University  

President’s Reading Series: Literature of Social Import

Talk, Q&A and Booksigning

Mason Hall Auditorium

3400 North Charles Street

Baltimore, MD

http://jhu.edu/

Thursday, November 7

4:30 pm

Northwestern University

Allison Davis Lecture

Talk, Q&A and Booksigning

Harris Hall

1881 Sheridan Road

Evanston, IL

www.afam.northwestern.edu

 

Saturday, November 30, 2013

2:00 pm  to 4:00 pm

Charis Books

Indies First/Author Bookselling Saturday

1189 Euclid Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA, 30307
(404)524-0304

http://www.charisbooksandmore.com/

Saturday, December 7, 2013

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Seminary Books

Booksigning

5751 South Woodlawn Avenue (at 57th Street)
Chicago, IL 60637
(773)752-4381

http://www.semcoop.com/event/isabel-wilkerson-signing-warmth-other-suns

Winter/Spring 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

2:00 pm

University of Iowa

Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Lecture

Iowa City, IA

www.uiowa.edu

Sunday, January 27, 2013

10:00 am

Hampton University

Founders Day Convocation Lecture

Ogden Hall

1300 University

Hampton, VA

www.hamptonu.edu

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

6:00 pm

Southern Polytechnic State University

Cross-Cultural Conversations Series

Lecture, Q&A, booksigning

Student Center

1100 South Marietta Parkway

Marietta, GA

http://www.spsu.edu/vpaa/events/index.htm

Thursday, February 7, 2013

6:30 pm

University of Memphis

Belle McWilliams Lecture in American History

University Center Theater

255 University Center

Memphis, TN

http://www.memphis.edu/moch/events.htm#wilkerson

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

8:00 pm

University of California at Davis

Campus Community Book Project

Lecture, Q&A, booksigning

Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

One Shields Avenue

Davis, CA

Tickets: http://www.mondaviarts.org/events/event.cfm?event_id=1134&season=2012

Saturday, February 16, 2013

10:15 am

Savannah Book Festival

Lecture and Booksigning

Telfair Rotunda at Telfair Square

Savannah, GA 31401

http://www.savannahbookfestival.org/

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

6:00 pm

Harvard University

Distinguished Lecture in History and Literature

Emerson Hall 105

Cambridge, MA 02138

http://histlit.fas.harvard.edu/content/isabel-wilkerson

Saturday, February 23, 2013

2:00 pm

Houston Museum of African American Culture

Annual Literary Lecture and Booksigning

Houston Public Library, Central Library

500 McKinney Street

Houston, TX

http://hmaac.org/2012/09/isabel-wilkerson-2/

Thursday, February 28, 2013

10:00 am

Oakwood University

Black History Month Keynote

7000 Adventist Boulevard

Huntsville, AL

www.oakwood.edu

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Time TBD

The Links, Inc., LeFleur’s Bluff Chapter

25th Anniversary Lecture & Booksigning

Jackson, MS

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Time TBD

University of Wisconsin, La Crosse

College of Liberal Arts Lecture Series

Lecture, Q&A, booksigning

1725 State Street

La Crosse, WI

www.uwlax.edu

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

7:00 pm

Lannan Foundation

Reading, Onstage Conversation with John Stauffer of Harvard University

Lensic Performing Arts Center

211 W San Francisco Street

Santa Fe, NM

Tickets: http://www.lannan.org/events/isabel-wilkerson-with-john-stauffer/

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

7:00 pm

Oregon Historical Society

Mark O. Hatfield Distinguished Historians Forum

Lecture, Q&A, reception

First Congregational United Church of Christ

1126 SW Park Avenue

Portland, OR

Tickets: http://ohs.org/education/mark-o-hatfield.cfm

Thursday, May 2, 2013

7:00 PM

Public Library of Howard County, Maryland

Lecture & Book-Signing

Q&A with Korva Coleman of National Public Radio

Miller Branch Library

9421 Frederick Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042
For Information: (410) 313-1950

http://www.hclibrary.org/index.php?page=457

Monday, May 20, 2013

7:30 PM

The May 20th Society Annual Speaker Series

McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square

345 North College Street

Charlotte, NC 28202

Box Office: 704-372-1000

http://www.blumenthalarts.org/default.asp?blumenthal=59&objId=3881

Fall 2012


Saturday, September 1, 2012

3:00 PM

Decatur Book Festival

Lecture, Q&A, Signing

First Baptist Church Sanctuary Stage

205 Sycamore Street

Decatur, Georgia

Thursday, September 13, 2012

7:30 PM

Middlebury College

Lecture, Q&A, Signing

McCollough Social Space

Middlebury, Vermont

http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/academic/ccsre/AnnualTheme

 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

7:30 PM

Southern Women Writers Conference

Keynote, Q&A, Book-Signing

The Chapel

 Berry College

Mount Berry, Georgia

http://www.berry.edu/academics/humanities/english/swwc/page.aspx?id=99335

 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

4:00 PM

Brooklyn Book Festival

In Conversation with Amy Goodman

Followed by Book-signing

Saint Francis College Auditorium

180 Remsen Street

Brooklyn, New York

http://www.brooklynbookfestival.org/BBF/Home

 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

7:30 PM

Syracuse Friends of the Central Library

Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series

Mulroy Civic Center

441 Montgomery Street

Syracuse, New York

http://www.onlib.org/web/news_cal/gifford_lecture_series.htm

 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

1:00 PM

Brattleboro Literary Festival

Book Talk and Signing

Brattleboro, Vermont

http://brattleboroliteraryfestival.org/

 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

3:00 pm

Keynote, Q&A, Book-Signing

North Carolina Humanities Council

Reynolda House Museum of American Art

2250 Reynolda Road

Winston-Salem, NC 27106

http://nchumanities.org/events/grant/romare-bearden-black-odyssey

 

Thursday, November 1,  2012

4:30 PM

Brandeis University

The Eleanor Roosevelt Lecture

Waltham, Massachusetts

http://www.brandeis.edu/programs/wgs/news/rooseveltlectures.html

 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

7:30 PM

University of Dayton

Keynote Address

Kennedy Union Ballroom

Dayton, Ohio

http://www.udayton.edu/provost/speaker_series/

 

Friday, November 16, 2012

7:00 pm

Keynote Lecture, Q&A, Book-Signing

Federation of State Humanities Councils

Chicago, IL

 

 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

7:00 PM

Indiana State University

Keynote Address

University Hall Theater

Terre Haute, Indiana

http://www.indstate.edu/speaker/wilkerson.htm

 

 

 

Friday, January 13, 2012

4:00 pm

Northeastern University School of Law

400 Huntington Avenue

240 Dockser Hall

Boston, MA 02115

www.northeastern.edu/civilrights

Monday, January 16, 2012

7:00 pm

The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture

Winspear Opera House

2403 Flora Street

Dallas, TX 75201

www.dallasinstitute.org

Friday, January 20, 2012

12:00 pm

Auburn University

The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center Auditorium

241 South College Street

Auburn, AL  36830

www.auburn.edu

Thursday, January 26, 2012

7:30 pm

University of Alaska Anchorage

Wendy Williamson Auditorium

Anchorage, AK  99508

www.uaa.alaska.edu

Monday, January 30, 2012

7:30 pm

Literary Evenings Monday Night Lecture Series: Michele Norris and Isabel Wilkerson

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures

Carnegie Music Hall

4400 Forbes Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

http://www.pittsburghlectures.org

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

11:30 am

Bergen Community College

Ciccone Theatre

400 Paramus Road

Paramus, NJ 07652

www.bergen.edu

Saturday, February 4, 2012

3:00 pm

Church of Christ of the Apostolic Faith

1200 Brentnell Avenue

Columbus, OH 43219

www.ccafvip.org/09/

Thursday, February 16, 2012

11:15 am

Community College of Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD

www.ccbcmd.edu/

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

12:00 pm

Cuyahoga Community College

Western Campus

11000 Pleasant Valley Road

Parma, OH  44134

www.tri-c.edu

6:00 pm

Cuyahoga Community College

Metro Campus

2900 Community College Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44115

www.tri-c.edu

Saturday, February 25, 2012

8:00 pm

Reed College

Kaul Auditorium

Gray Campus Center

3203 Woodstock Boulevard

Portland, OR 97202

www.reed.edu

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

4:15 pm

Lehigh University

Packard Lab

19 Memorial Drive W

Bethlehem, PA 18015

www.lehigh.edu

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

7:30 pm

North Central College

30 North Brainard Street

Meiley-Swallow Hall

Naperville, IL 60540

www.northcentralcollege.edu

Thursday, March 1, 2012

7:00 pm

Facing History and Ourselves Community Conversations

Location to come

Memphis, TN

www.facinghistory.org

Friday, March 2, 2012

1:30 pm

2012 Annual Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference

Hilton Chicago & Palmer House Hilton Hotels

17 East Monroe Street

Chicago, IL 60603 

www.awpwriter.org

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

12:30 pm

University of Michigan—Flint

303 East Kearsley Street

Flint, MI 48502

www.umflint.edu

Saturday, March 10, 2012

9:00 am—4:00 pm

2012 Festival of Authors

Location to come

Long Beach, CA

www.literarywomen.org

Sunday, March 11, 2012

2:00 pm

California African American Museum

600 State Drive-Exposition Park

Los Angeles, CA  90037

www.caamuseum.org

Monday, March 19, 2012

7:30 pm

Newton Library

330 Homer Street

Newton, MA 02459

www.newtonfreelibrary.net

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

7:00 pm

Grand Valley State University

Grand River Room, Kirkhof Center

1110 Kirkhof Center

1 Campus Drive

Allendale, MI 49401

www.gvsu.edu

Selected Past Events

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

7:00 PM

Lowell Humanities Series

BOSTON COLLEGE

Gasson Hall

140 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, MA 02467

www.bc.edu


Thursday, October 6, 2011

6:30 PM

THE LOWER EAST SIDE TENEMENT MUSEUM

108 Orchard St

New York, NY 10002

www.tenement.org


Saturday, October 8, 2011

4:00 PM

WORDSTOCK FESTIVAL

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS

Oregon Convention Center

777 NE ML King Blvd.

Portland, OR 97232

schedule.wordstockfestival.com


Sunday, October 9, 2011

7:00 PM

TOWN HALL SEATTLE with Bill Russell

1119 8th Avenue

Seattle, WA 98101

www.townhallseattle.org


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

7:30 PM

FREE LIBRARY OF PHILADELPHIA

1901 Vine St.

Philadelphia, PA 19103

libwww.freelibrary.org


Thursday, October 20, 2011

7:00 PM

CLAFLIN UNIVERSITY

400 Magnolia Street

Orangeburg, SC 29115

www.claflin.edu


Saturday, October 22, 2011

10:30 AM

NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION

National Preservation Conference

Statler Building, Golden Ballroom

Buffalo, NY 14202

www.preservationnation.org


Monday, October 24, 2011

7:30 PM

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

Susan and Michael J. Angelides Annual Lecture

Douglass Campus Center, Trayes Hall

New Brunswick, NJ

www.rutgers.edu


Thursday, October 27, 2011

THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

1600 21st St., NW

Washington, DC 20009

www.phillipscollection.org


Friday, November 4, 2011

7:30 PM

COLUMBUS METROPOLITAN LIBRARY

96 S. Grant Avenue

Columbus, OH 43215

www.columbuslibrary.org


Sunday, November 6, 2011

2:00 PM

CHICAGO HUMANITIES FESTIVAL

University of Illinois-Chicago Forum

725 W Roosevelt Rd

Chicago, IL 60608

www.chicagohumanities.org


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

7:30 PM

QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY

Buckman Theatre

275 Mt. Carmel Ave.

Hamden, CT 06518

www.quinnipiac.edu


Thursday, November 10, 2011

7:00 PM

Broadcast Journalism Series

UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS AND MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO

2115 Summit Avenue

St. Paul, MN 55105

www.minnesota.publicradio.org


Sunday, November 20, 2011

MIAMI BOOK FAIR INTERNATIONAL

Florida Center for the Literary Arts

300 N.E. Second Avenue

Miami, Florida 33132

www.miamibookfair.com

7:00 PM

HARVEY B. GANTT CENTER

McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square Center for Arts & Education

345 North College Street

Charlotte, NC 28202

www.ganttcenter.org/web/


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

7:00pm

Facing History and Ourselves

WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL

312 Sutter Street, Suite 200

San Francisco, CA 94108

www.itsyourworld.org/wac/

Selected Past Events


Monday, January 31st

7:00pm

PORTER SQUARE BOOKS

25 White St.

Boston, MA 02140

www.portersquarebooks

 

Tuesday, February 1st

7:00pm

RIVERSIDE CHURCH

490 Riverside Dr.

New York, NY 10027

www.huemanbookstore.com


Friday, February 4th

6:00pm

LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

00 E. Broad St.

Richmond, VA 23836

www.lva.virginia.gov/news/


Wednesday, February 9th

7:00pm

ST. LOUIS PUBLIC LIBRARY

Schlafly Branch

225 N. Euclid

St. Louis, MO 63108

www.left-bank.com


Thursday, February 10th

7:00pm

UNITY TEMPLE ON THE PLAZA

Sanctuary

707 W. 47th St.

Kansas City, MO 64112

www.rainydaybooks.com/IsabelWilkerson


Tuesday, February 15th

6:00pm

OCTAVIA BOOKS

513 Octavia St.

New Orleans, LA 70115

www.octaviabooks.com


Wednesday, February 16th

5:00pm

SQUARE BOOKS

160 Courthouse Square

Oxford, MS

www.squarebooks.com


October 16, 2010

2:45-3:45 PM

Texas Book Festival

C-SPAN/Book TV Tent

In conversation with Michele Norris

Moderator is Dwonna Naomi Goldstone

4:00 PM

Start of Signing Time

Signing Location: Main Signing Tent


October 27, 2010

7:00 PM

Westbury Library

30-min talk, Q&A ,signing

445 Jefferson Street

Westbury, NY 11590


November 14, 2010

7:00 PM

Book & Author Dinner

10-min talk, Dinner, signing

Hilton Americas-Houston

1600 Lamar, Houston, TX 77010


September 10, 2010

8:00PM

Atlanta History Center

130 W Paces Ferry Rd

Atlanta, GA 30305


September 14, 2010

7:00PM

Harvard Bookstore

1256 Massachusetts Ave.

Cambridge, MA 02138


September 15, 2010

6:30PM

Detroit Public Library

5201 Woodward Ave.

Detroit, MI 48202


September 16, 2010

7:00PM

Joseph-Beth Booksellers / Legacy Village

24517 Cedar Road

Lyndhurst, OH 44124


September 19, 2010

1:00PM

Politics & Prose

5015 Connecticut Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20008


September 21, 2010

7:00PM

Vromans

695 E Colorado Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91101


September 22, 2010

7:00PM

Los Angeles Public Library

630 W Fifth St

Los Angeles, CA 90071


September 23, 2010

7:30PM

KPFA / St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

114 Montecito Ave.

Oakland, CA 94610


September 24, 2010

7:00PM

Northwest African American Museum

2300 S. Massachusetts St.

Seattle, WA 98144


September 29, 2010

7:00PM

Barnes & Noble

2289 Broadway @ 82nd St.

New York, NY 10024


September 30, 2010

6:00PM

Chicago Public Library

400 S State St.

Chicago, IL 60605