Julene Tripp Weaver, seated at a table in front of a microphone, wearing headphones.

365/24/7 – Julene Tripp Weaver

Julene Tripp Weaver‘s project for the 2023 Jack Straw Writers Program is a memoir titled 365/24/7 that delves into Julene’s experience working in AIDS service while keeping her own AIDS status private. In her conversation with curator Priscilla Long, she talks about the strategies she used to prevent burnout while working in AIDS social services, her daily writing practices, and writing projects she’s planning on publishing. “Hike to the top of a mountain, friends enjoy the view . . . but you wonder, how many jumped off this cliff?”

Music by Bryan Smith, produced through the Jack Straw Artist Support Program.