2024 Festival:
October 21–27

Tara McGuire

TARA MCGUIRE is a former broadcaster whose first book Holden After & Before — Love Letter for a Son Lost to Overdose, a hybrid work in memoir and fiction exploring grief, motherhood, and the overdose crisis (Arsenal Pulp Press), was recognized by The Walrus as one of the best books of 2022 and is a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award. Her essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Chatelaine, The Globe and Mail, Geist, Room, Montecristo, The Tyee, and on CBC Radio. She holds an MFA from the University of British Columbia’s School of Creative Writing and is a graduate of The Writers Studio at Simon Fraser University.

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