Meet the Intern: Jean Yu

MWF program intern Jean answers the tough questions.

What do you like to do when you’re not interning?

I like to hang out and dine with friends, and invite friends to watch movies at home. (I got a little projection thing so…save the money!)

If you could be any fictional character for a week, who would you be?

Definitely Doraemon.

Why did you decide to intern?

I hear about the Festival all the time, even in lectures. I love MWF’s fabulous website and it would be amazing to see how things are going behind the scenes.

What’s one book everyone should read at some point in their life?

Christmas Stories by Charles Dickens.

Who would be your dream author to see at MWF?

Geling Yan, a Chinese-American female writer with a sharp observation of the authenticity of past and present China.

What’s your most loved and most hated book-to-movie adaptation?

My most loved ones are the Harry Potter series. BBC’s adaptions of Agatha Christie’s detective novels are awesome as well, while I would avoid the Da Vinci Code.

What are you reading right now?

Readings for uni…lots of journals regarding the museum industry.

How do you read books – print/ebooks/audiobooks?


What’s a book you’ve read more times than any other?

Jane Eyre. I loved it so much when I was a kid.

Where do you see yourself five years from now?

Working in the museum industry, probably Tate Britain or ACMI, or Yuz Museum in Shanghai if I go back home. Curating exhibitions reflecting the present for a wide range of audiences. Meeting the most brilliant artists in world and never stop learning. Dream big right?!

Discover Jean’s favourite literary festivals here.

Jean was born in 1993 in Shanghai, China. She is interning at Melbourne Writers Festival and will soon be a graduate of the master of arts and cultural management at The University of Melbourne with emerging professional experience in the field of communication, marketing and fundraising in visual art and museums.