Authors and Poets Speak features, among other offerings, the Meet the Authors series from the Fairfax Network presenting interviews with contemporary leading children's authors. The Fairfax Network creates programming for educators to use in the classroom, and for public television stations and cable systems.
In addition, the series features talks by, interviews with and documentaries about leading literary figures. The series also draws content from the Lannan Foundation and the Center for International Education. The Lannan Foundation is a family foundation dedicated to cultural freedom, diversity and creativity through projects which support exceptional contemporary artists and writers, as well as inspired Native activists in rural indigenous communities. The Center for International Education is a Minnesota based non-profit foundation that produces documentaries featuring poets and writers with origins in the mid-west but with world-wide reputations.