It’s no surprise to anyone who knows me that I work a lot. I enjoy my work, actually. I enjoy creating and storytelling. I really enjoy networking. When do I have time to do it all? That’s a tricky question. But what has been interesting to identify—and artists have known this for years—is that we mainly clock work hours on the weekend, and a social encounter, evening out or a party ‘til dawn usually happens for us on a Monday (historically Broadway’s dark that night), Tuesday or Wednesday. Full-time (and starving) artists may even enjoy the “luxury” of having their daytime hours off on those aforementioned weekdays as well.
But what I am really enjoying are my long weekends. Yes, I work on the weekends. Yet my work involves my day gig as well as the screening and exhibiting of my media productions by invitation. For me, that is an honor for which I have worked my entire career. But my connection to benevolent audiences does not usually end on Sunday nights. I am happy that Monday nights are now a regular event with our #EConvo webcasts on Google Hangout/YouTube. Thus, Monday nights have become a natural extension of my work weekend. You may see our catalogue of previous #EConvo topics here. With EPIPHANY Inc. covering both the in-person and online space, the next two images will give you a sample of the broad spectrum our weekend covers. For instance, on Saturday I’m honored to screen with the Women of African Descent Film Festival one more year. Sunday I work on an award-winning morning news program for which many have always loved. And this Monday I am thrilled to take a laugh break with humorist Annabelle Gurwitch who will discuss her new memoir about turning 50 as our #EConvo guest. Why waste a long weekend on a beach or resort somewhere far away? For relaxation you may say? Nah….