I’m delighted to let you know I’m teaching Fear & Writing for the 2021 Portland Book Festival!
This year, the Portland Book Festival will be a hybrid event with virtual events from November 8-13 and in-person events on November 13. After attending lots of inspiring author events, join me the day after the festival for my Fear & Writing workshop on Sunday, November 14, from 2:00-4:00 PM Pacific Time. I’m teaching it via Zoom so you can attend from anywhere in the world.
This is the LAST TIME I will be teaching this workshop. That’s right–the last time. It’ll actually be the eighth time I’ve taught Fear & Writing, and while I have loved teaching it every time, I’ve reached a point in my path where it feels right to close the chapter on this workshop. So, if you’ve thought about attending Fear & Writing before but still haven’t, now’s your chance to do it!
Still not sure? Here’s some feedback I’ve received from past attendees of Fear & Writing.
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!
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 was an excellent and engaging instructor–I was very impressed with the class and would take another with her in the future!
Hi Peg, taking part in your course yesterday was such a pleasure and it motivated me on several levels. I have some fears regarding my current novel and plan on using some of the techniques you taught us. I could see that all the participants really were benefiting and grateful for your advice. You have a great way to explain everything with such wonderful examples. So, thank you for that wonderful experience.
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. 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!
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 I found myself enjoying putting pen to paper again.
Fear & Writing (online workshop)
Sunday, November 14, 2021
2:00-4:00 PM Pacific Time
Hosted by the 2021 Portland Book Festival & Literary Arts
Telling a writer to write without fear is like telling a human to breathe without oxygen. It’s impossible to do and why would you want to? Fear is a natural part of the creative process. Instead of fighting it, work with it. Through stories, mindfulness, and free-writing, you will 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.
✨ This workshop will be taught online via Zoom. It is available for live attendance ONLY, and will not be recorded. The magic is in the meeting. ✨
Peg Cheng is the author of Rebel Millionaire, a guide for how to retire as a millionaire even if you make a modest income, and The Contenders, a novel that asks, can enemies become friends? She is also the proud owner of Plaid Frog Press with her husband Marcus Donner. Born in Southern California to Taiwanese parents, Peg currently lives in Seattle, Washington.