The 31st year of the annual Miami Book Fair International is underway, with hundreds of thousands of book lovers browsing the stalls set up along the streets of the coastal city in southern Florida.
It’s an eight-day literary festival in November where more than 450 authors read and discuss their work. Every genre is represented, including children’s books and graphic novels. It’s one of the most diverse literary events in the U.S.
The book fair started on Nov. 16, but the heart of the event is the Street Fair, which takes place starting today through the end of the festival on Sunday.
Throughout the weekend Street Fair, PBS will be live streaming interviews and special segments with distinguished authors. NewsHour’s senior arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown will anchor the live-stream and a 30-minute highlight show that will appear on PBS World Channel at 6:30 p.m. EST Nov 22-24.
Brown will be joined by co-host Kelly Corrigan, New York Times bestselling author of “Glitter and Glue” and host of Medium’s “Foreword,” and Kalyn Chapman James from Miami’s WPBT. Coverage is produced by Detroit Public Television.
During the live stream, you can hear from authors like Richard Ford, Norman Lear, Judy Blume, Walter Isaacson, Anne Patchett, Emma Straub, poet Mark Strand, as well as actor Jason Segel, director John Waters, rapper Questlove and so many more. The stream will be available from 4-9 p.m. EST today and from 12-6 p.m. EST Saturday and Sunday. A schedule of the live stream events can be found here.
Watch the live stream above or check out segments on-demand using the playlist below.