Read my interview in Connections a monthly newsletter published by School for New Learning, DePaul University.
Where did you work previously? How did your past experience help in what you do now?
I have had a large range of different work experiences; from being a co-editor of a women magazine, to film critic, or a journalist or a playwright etc…All these helped me to approach my teaching skills from different dimensions. I should add that I learned a great deal from a job that I had to be always in the eyes of public. Despite of my solitary profession as a writer and playwright, I learned that a classroom is a stage, and students are the characters of a play, and I have to listen to each one of them carefully. I found the whole notion of teaching a dialectical process. It's like we all writing a play right there following thesis, anti-thesis and concluding synthesis.