Bookworms unite: Festival of Books returns to USC

On this episode of See It Live, hear from organizers about the first in-person Festival of Books since the start of the pandemic

The largest literary event in the U.S. will take place this weekend on USC’s campus. Hear from event organizers about what visitors can expect from the first in-person book festival since the start of the pandemic.

Efforts to ban and challenge books increased drastically in 2021, we talk to an English professor about the rise.

Hear from one student who self-published their own comedy book, which was started for a class.

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Executive Producers: Mimi Geller, Gabriella Rudy

Producers: Sofia Gonzalez, Dua Anjum, Junfeng Li


Olivia Tyler, Vincent Demonte, Allie Anthony

Art Director: Olivia Corish

Control Room:

Director: Olivia Mossler

Assistant Directors: Emily Hricak, Sarah Park

Floor Director: Alexandra Lyu

Teleprompter Operator: Preston Long

Livestream Manager: Sofia Bajwa

Camera Operator: Scott Weinstein

TVU Operator: Edward Huang

Reporters: Claire Haskell, Claire Fogarty, Robert Gifford, Michael Gribbon, Mariah Hill, Tatum Larsen, Sreenidhi Boopathi, Gina Nguyen