Listed below are the topics I typically teach, but if you have requests for a different topic, please contact me–I’m open to suggestions. Also, if my fees don’t fit your budget, don’t assume you can’t hire me. I consider each event on an individual basis, so go ahead and email your proposal.
TOPICS & FEES
FEAR & WRITING
Telling a writer to write without fear is like telling a human to breathe without oxygen. Fear is a natural part of the creative process. Instead of fighting it, work with it. Through stories, mindfulness, and free-writing, author Peg Cheng will help you discover simple, realistic ways to face your fear, get to know it, and use it to propel your writing, rather than hinder it. With fear on your side, there’s nothing stopping you from being the writer you want to be.
Duration: 2 hours
Audience: teens and adults
Maximum: 40 participants
Fee: $300 if within a 90-minute drive of Seattle. For presentations located farther away, the host is also responsible for travel, accommodation, and meals.
Peg was a great teacher. She had experienced the fear of writing so was able to talk about from a place of having worked through it. She was able to give good suggestions. She shared her love of writing and was very encouraging!
Peg Cheng was an excellent instructor. A good balance of honest, helpful instruction, along with writing prompts that really helped me to tap into my fears and find myself enjoying putting pen to paper again.
The topic, Fear and Writing, felt extremely relevant personally. I am grateful to the instructor for sharing her experience and lessons so generously. I find myself utilizing her suggestions daily!
Great class and I continued the inquiry into what makes me afraid of my own writing and came up with additional stops. I think this is a really important subject for writers, suggest offering it regularly.
Peg was an excellent and engaging instructor–I was very impressed with the class and would take another with her in the future!
Your courses are a gift during this extraordinary time, keeping me connected to others and helping me stay engaged in my writing practice while at home alone. Peg Cheng’s organized approach–pulling in feedback in the chat section, keeping us active in the moment with meditation and prompt writing, inviting us to share–all of it made the experience valuable to me. I am so grateful to her and to Literary Arts!
Can enemies become friends? That’s the question at the heart of THE CONTENDERS, a novel featuring two fifth graders who couldn’t be more different or hate each other more. With author Peg Cheng’s guidance, students will cultivate their social emotional skills by unpacking the story arcs of two relatable characters and the challenges they face. This workshop allows teachers and students to address bullying through the power of literature, and discover solutions that build empathy and compassion.
Duration: 50 minutes
Audience: 4th, 5th, 6th grade students, and adults
Maximum: 30 participants
Fee: $200 if within a 90-minute drive of Seattle. For presentations located farther away, the host is also responsible for travel, accommodation, and meals.
NOTE: It is required that each student attending this talk has read THE CONTENDERS, or has had it read to them. Being familiar with the book is crucial to making this talk successful and meaningful for students so please plan accordingly. Also, we offer educational discounts on bulk orders of the book. Simply include how many copies you’d like to order in your email and we’ll give you a cost estimate.
TO SCHEDULE A VISIT
Email my workshop coordinator, Marcus Donner, at marcuspix(at)icloud(dot)com as soon as you know your preferred dates and include the following:
- Topic you’d like me to speak on
- Preferred dates and times
- Hosting organization
- Event location
- Estimated number of participants
- Estimated number of books you’d like to order (if applicable)
- Your name and phone number
Photographs during the presentation are fine, but no audio or video recordings are allowed.
Looking forward to hearing from you!