Thus far, the JH festival has been an amazing experience. The festival has a certain energy because it is full like minded people who encourage creativity. I like the collaboration of culture that is prevalent. One night consisted of poet Sarah Howe talking about identity and wanting to reconnect to her Chinese roots. Furthermore, the connection to history and the pride in culture.
When I walked in, I didn’t know what to expect until I saw a mobile bookstore housing several poets and authors who would be present. After seeing that, I knew enjoy what was to come. From the plethora of books to the ports reading their work, the festival has been enjoyable thus far.