Two chances to interact with upcoming CD Forum speaker Wilkerson

You have two chances this week to interact with author Isabel Wilkerson, who will read from her book “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” October 9 as part of CD Forum’s 2011-12 season (see our previous story).

The reading, a partnership between CD Forum, the Northwest African American Museum and Elliott Bay Book Company, will be hosted outside the CD at Town Hall starting at 7 p.m.

Wilkerson will also be hosting an online chat with Seattle Times Tuesday, October 4 starting at noon.

More on Wilkerson, from the CD Forum website:

Sunday, October 9, 7 pm, Town Hall (1119 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101)

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson reads from her award-winning masterwork, The Warmth of Other Suns, which chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.

Wilkerson is now a Professor of Journalism and Director of Narrative Nonfiction in the College of Communications at Boston University. She is the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in journalism and the Guggenheim Fellowship, as well as the Journalist of the Year award from the National Association of Black Journalists.

To learn more about the author and her book, please visit her website:

“A landmark piece of nonfiction.” The New York Times

The Washington Post said “it’s the sort of book that every American should read.”

Visit Seattle Times online at to replay a live chat with author Isabel Wilkerson. Also on, you’ll find a review of The Warmth of Other Suns and columnist Jerry Large’s interview with Wilkerson.

You can buy the book at Elliott Bay Book Company.

Co-presented by Elliott Bay Book Company and the Northwest African American Museum.

Co-sponsored by Seattle Times and Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

Cost: $10 both in advance and at the door | $8 students


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