True Accounts: A Symposium on the Book – July 16, 2011 (Vancouver)

What role does the investigative novel play in our need for information? What is the process of making a headline story or public figure’s biography an investigative novel?

A one day literary event focusing on investigative writing with authors Stevie Cameron, Ted Fontaine, Terry Gould, Jerry Langton, and Barbara Mintzes with panelists David Beers, Scott McIntyre, and Hal Wake. Discuss the process of delving into a single topic for an extended period of time: the research tactics, dealing with (and protecting) sources, maintaining a factual record, how to ensure, if possible, a professional distance from the subject matter. There will be a discussion of the importance of investigative writing and the role it plays beyond newspaper and magazine writing.

Saturday, July 16, 2011 9-4 pm. Book signing 4:15-4:45 pm, SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver. Moderated by Steve Burgess. Ticket price includes five critically acclaimed books by the featured authors.  Tickets: $100. To register call 778-782-5241 or 778-782-5229 or email, or order online at