Wednesday, September 23, 2015


TriCities next writers’ workshop …
 with Debra Purdy Kong, mystery author

Balancing Lies and Truth in Fiction
is for YOU if you have ever considered setting a murder victim in the lobby of a real hotel or using a public event for a violent scene in your book.

When is the truth too much? When is it not enough? What are the risks you run as an author? How do you identify and manage the potential issues?

Learn how to weigh the benefits against the drawbacks of incorporating well-known settings, people, and events in your fiction. Discover how to successfully blend real-life places, characters, and incidents into compelling scenes for your novels, short stories, and creative nonfiction.

NB: I also highly recommend 
this workshop for writers of nonfiction because of similar legal aspects that authors must consider.

Registration is now open; space is limited and capped at 30. The workshop is open to all, so please pass the word to your writer colleagues. 

When, where, how: 
  • Saturday October 17, 2015, 9:30-12:00pm 
  • Kyle Centre, behind old city hall on St. John’s Street, Port Moody. $45.00/1 session
  • Register in person, online at by clicking “Online Registration, and entering #59218, or call 604.469.4556 and quote “Creative Writing Workshop” #59218

Debra Purdy Kong is an award-winning short story writer and the author of two mystery series set in BC. Her acclaimed Casey Holland novels are published by Touchwood Editions and her newest Ethan Dunstan series by Imajin. Debra instructs writers in the craft of writing fiction and also shares the facilitation of the Port Moody writers’ groups. Visit for more details.