This project falls under the categories defined in the New Directions Initiative to Stimulate Innovation in Pedagogy and to Pursue Singular Explorations. The proposal envisions the design and implementation of a creative writing seminar for French majors that will culminate in a performance of their work. This is a new direction in my pedagogy in that students will not only read and interpret poetry in French but will create and perform their own work. This semester-long workshop will permit them to experience different stages of the creative process, 'doing' art as opposed to simply reading and analyzing literary texts. In order to realize this project, I requested a one-course release in Fall 2010 so that I may learn techniques for teaching creative writing and performance from courses taught in the English and Theatre Departments here at Denison. As a bilingual poet, I have learned firsthand the energy and enrichment that come from tapping one's creativity in two languages. However, I would benefit from learning methods used to engage students by faculty experienced in teaching creative writing and acting. In addition to my personal pedagogical development, which will certainly have a positive impact on my students, this course will enrich our departmental curriculum, as the course model and assignments may easily be transposed to other languages. I am also hoping my course might provide a model that could be adapted by faculty with similar interests at other GLCA institutions, with whom I would be more than happy to collaborate.