Join novelist Peg Cheng to learn how fear is a natural part of the creative process and how you can use it to propel your writing from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room 1, 206-386-4636.

Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library's parking garage for $7.

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 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.

Cheng writes novels for kids and adults at an old desk in a tall house in a quaint fishing village run by condo overlords. She encounters fear every time she writes, but after years of trying to avoid it, she now brings it a sandwich and lets it ride in the backseat.

Seattle Writes supports local writers through programs, workshops, write-ins and by providing spaces to work throughout the city. The program series is made possible with the generous support of The Seattle Public Library Foundation and the Amazon Literary Partnership.