A recent journalism career highlight, on a mundane Monday afternoon:
My mobile phone rings:
“Hi, Is this Rebecca? This is Jerry Springer.”
“Oh hi, Jerry, great to speak,” I answer casually, heart thumping madly inside.
Delighted to present my interview with the legendary Springer in the latest edition of Jewish Renaissance. He was an absolutely fab interviewee, with tons of interesting stories to tell. Shame I had such a strict word limit, so had to be very selective with my write-up.
I know, I know, I went quiet – yet again. But what to do? I get writer’s block, I get lazy, I lose inspiration, I find it again, I move to Africa, I leave Africa and sojourn back to the place where it all began, the area in North West London where I grew up (is it all just too familiar to write about???)…
So here I am, back in good old grey misty London, having spent most of my adult life to date gallivanting across Tel, Aviv, Paris, New York, Nairobi….and I’ve suddenly woken up to the fact that rebeccainspace needs to resound – with at least a modicum of feverish writing activity – once more.
So to crank things up on this dormant blog once again, allow me to present two arts features I’ve had published since I last posted.
Most recently, I wrote for Jewish Renaissance about Art Kibbutz, a unique international Jewish artists’ colony that a New York-based friend, Patricia Eszter Margit, set up. Here’s a link:
And in late 2014, I had my first ever COVER STORY (beam), also in Jewish Renaissance, which looked at French photographer Frédéric Brenner‘s collaborative photography project This Place, focusing on representations of Israel. Here’s a link:
Enjoy reading 🙂