Tiny Talks is an interview series with Tiny Spoon’s talented contributors. This week we spoke with Rochelle Robshaw & Beverly Frydman from our seventh issue, Collaboration!
Tiny Spoon: What called you to collaborate and what was that process like?
Beverly Frydman & Rochelle Scholar: We were on a train to Liverpool and realized that we were writers who were not writing. We gave ourselves this challenge: what could we do to do some writing on a daily basis. We decided to email each other.
TS: Why do you create?
B&R: We create because we want to connect with ourselves and others. We create together because we inspire each other to keep going. Plus, we make each other laugh.
TS: Where do you find most of your inspiration? When do you feel most inspired?
B&R: We find inspiration in the bits and pieces of our lives that might otherwise get lost. We write about memories, observations, absurdities, and daily life.
TS: What is your dream project?
B&R: We have many! We want to be a book, an art installation, a quilt, song lyrics, have our posts on pieces of pottery.
TS: Do you have any current projects that you are working on that you would like to share?
B&R: Recently, our lockdown posts were adapted into a play, Spring 2020. It was performed as part of the Love (and Survival) in a Time of Covid festival at the Tower Theatre in London.
TS: What book, artwork, music, etc., would you recommend to others?
B&R: We see ourselves as part of a continuum of living memoir. We are inspired by Gertrude Stein and Deborah Levy.
We have an Instagram account @ourpostproject where we post bits of our correspondence and some photos.