I am applying for a GLCA grant that would enable me to travel to Rwanda in early July, to run a writing workshop for Peace Corps (Education) Volunteers teaching English in secondary schools. The workshop would offer Volunteers a crash course in teaching writing, focusing on the sorts of strategies college English professors use in introduction to writing courses. The chief goals of the workshop would involve 1) helping the volunteers to design a national narrative essay contest assignment appropriate for secondary school students and a rubric for evaluating the stories that are submitted; 2) giving the volunteers some strategies for teaching their colleagues back in their villages how to teach writing across their schools' curriculums; and 3) helping the students and teachers they are working with to think about using narrative as a therapeutic tool in the healing process, a means to help secondary school students in Rwanda process some of the things that have happened to them. When I return, I will write a short personal essay about this experience for Notre Dame Magazine, as well as a full scholarly article about competing storytelling traditions in Rwanda and the use of narrative strategies as tools for processing traumatic experiences. Part of the time I spend in Rwanda will be devoted to ground research for these pieces. I plan to formally interview two young Rwandan poets and a number of teachers I met when I was travelling in Rwanda last summer, and to initiate conversations with faculty (and volunteer to give a lecture) about this project at the National University of Rwanda in Butare.