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Winter Words Author Series: Isabel Wilkerson

Join us for a discussion between Isabel Wilkerson and Elizabeth Alexander, where Wilkerson will discuss her latest book “Caste” which the Chicago Tribune declared “should be at the top of every American’s reading list.”

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Pulitzer Prize winner & New York Times’ bestseller 

Isabel Wilkerson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal, has become a leading figure in narrative nonfiction, an interpreter of the human condition, and an impassioned voice for demonstrating how history can help us understand ourselves, our country, and our current era of upheaval. Waterstone, the venerable U.K. bookseller calls her new book, “Caste,” an “expansive, lyrical and stirring account of the unspoken system of divisions that govern our world.


Isabel will be in conversation with Elizabeth Alexander.

Elizabeth Alexander is a poet, educator, memoirist, scholar, cultural advocate and president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the nation’s largest funder in arts and culture, and humanities in higher education. With more than two decades of experience leading innovative programs in education, philanthropy, and beyond, Dr. Alexander builds partnerships at Mellon to support the arts and humanities while strengthening educational institutions and cultural organizations across the world.


Individual event registration* – $10

*Individual registrations also grant access to the recording of the selected event

Season Supporter pass** – $275

**All passes include access and recordings to all six events
+ a book bundle of three self-selected titles from this year’s lineup
+ a tax-deductible donation to Aspen Words


Event information
Tue Nov 17, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm MDT