Co-convener and Co-coordinator Sonu Kumar Jha is an author, critic and researcher. He has completed his MA and PhD, at Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga, Bihar.
He has written two books and is known as a leading name in the fiction writing of Maithili.
He has received many awards and honors for literature including the prestigious Sahitya Akademi in 2020 in the youth category.
Presently, he lives in his ancestral village (Harnagar, Madhubani) with his family.