Miami Book Fair

Miami Book Fair
November 14, 2018 paperlesslion
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This weekend, PBS Books and Detroit Public Television bring readers coverage from the 2018 Miami Book Fair. Broadcast times are Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17 & 18, from 1-5 p.m.

The Miami Book Fair is presented by the Center for Writing and Literature at Miami Dade College, interviews will include Senator and Secretary of State John Kerry, bestseller John Grisham, young adult novelist Kwame Alexander, novelist Sandra Cisneros, historian Michael Beschloss, poet Billy Collins, commentator Rebecca Traister and debut novelist R.O. Kwon, plus major literary names like Michael OndaatjeJacqueline Woodson, Curtis Sittenfeld, and Peter Sagal of “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me” fame.

The broadcasts are hosted by:

  • Rich Fahle: The Executive Producer of  PBS Books who has worked with books and authors for more than 20 years
  • Jeffrey Brown: Chief Arts Correspondent for the PBS NewsHour
  • Ashley Ford: Writer, author, podcast host, and named among Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 in Media

PBS Books has covered the nation’s most important book events for more than four years, and an estimated 12.2 million viewers have tuned in to hear what these literary rock stars have had to say. Check out PBS Books at the 2018 National Book Festival here, visit our video archives, or watch the highlight reel.

For Book Lovers, Librarians and those Interested In Connecting With Today’s Most Important Literary People, the latest:

With book lovers still excited about the results of “The Great American Read,” PBS Books will be presenting 8 hours of live coverage at the Miami Book Fair 2018 with free streaming options available to libraries for sharing with their digital viewers.

Libraries across America will be offering this coverage to the avid readers in their communities. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect your community with our exciting online event; it is a great way to engage with your readers and send them scurrying to your bookshelves to snap up works by the celebrated authors interviewed.

 This fantastic event will be hosted by:

  • Rich Fahle: The Executive Producer of  PBS Books who has worked with books and authors for more than 20 years
  • Jeffrey Brown: Chief Arts Correspondent for the PBS NewsHour
  • Ashley Ford: Writer, author, podcast host, and named among Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 in Media

How Can I Connect My Library Patrons With This Exclusive Coverage?

It’s free and easy. (Of course, we can walk you through it, if you need help.)

How Can I Promote This Content To My Library Patrons?

We’ve included promotional material below to assist you to easily promote this event on your social media pages and website.

Can I Set It Up Before Saturday Because I Am Not Available This Weekend?

Sure, it’s easy; just email us. We’ll call you back and walk you through it. Email Cheryl Spitale Jones at cjones@dptv.org.

Who Do I Contact With Technical Questions?

Contact Cheryl Spitale Jones at cjones@dptv.org.

What Else Do I Need To Do?

Please confirm all usage with Heather-Marie Montilla, our Library Bureau Chief.

What Else Do I Need To Know?

This is a big deal, and you (and your library patrons) are invited.  This is akin to you and your community getting a VIP Pass to gain exclusive access to interact with some of today’s most important literary figures. All you have to do is join our Facebook Live or embed our livestream. (And, of course, we’d love you to comment and tell us what you think on Facebook.)

PBS Books has covered the nation’s most important book events for more than four years, and an estimated 12.2 million viewers have tuned in to hear what these literary rock stars have had to say. Check out PBS Books at the 2018 National Book Festival here, visit our video archives, or watch the highlight reel.