Renowned interviewer Dick Cavett will take the stage of the Milford Theatre, 114 E. Catherine St., on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 3:45 to 5 p.m. to discuss “The Art of the Interview” with John Berendt, author of the best-selling “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” during the annual Milford Readers & Writers Festival.

The pair, who worked together on Cavett’s namesake talk show, will share anecdotes and stories featured in Cavett’s book “Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments and Assorted Highjinks.” The Q&A serves as one of the Pike County festival’s main events during its run from Friday, Sept. 20, through Sunday, Sept. 22.

Other highlights will include writer Victoria Zackheim talking with Anne Perry, author of best-selling historical fiction mysteries; Princeton University professor Anne Anlin Cheng discussing the refugee experience with author and activist Helen Zia, author of “Last Boat Out of Shanghai”; a conversation between former CIA deputy director Jack Devine and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tim Wiener (“Legacy of Ashes – the History of the CIA”), moderated by Lucian Truscott IV; and “Our Constitution Under Siege,” a panel featuring Fox News senior analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano and constitutional scholar Jeffrey Rosen, moderated by Milford Mayor Sean Strub.

The festival also includes numerous workshops, panel discussions and cultural events throughout Milford; some activities are ticketed, while others are free and open to the public. Festival passes, which include access to all events, are $175. For more information and a complete schedule, visit