Tara McGuire is a writer, voice-over actor, and former broadcaster. She is a graduate of The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University and holds an MFA from The School of Creative Writing at The University of British Columbia. She also holds an Honours Diploma in Radio Journalism from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Tara’s first volume-length work: Holden – After and Before, explores grief and the opioid crisis in the aftermath of the death of her son, Holden. It will be published by Arsenal Pulp Press in the fall of 2022.
Tara’s personal essay I Can Feel Him Breathing was short-listed for Room Magazine’s 2020 Creative Nonfiction contest. Her essay Hook an Anger” was shortlisted for the 2018 Writer’s Union of Canada Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers and her essay “Short Term” was shortlisted in 2020. The anthology, Always With Me: Parents Talk About the Death of a Child includes Tara’s prose essays “Mourning Sickness” and “Hole Family” and her poems, “Go Away” and “On Sunday.” Her short stories have been broadcast on The Sunday Edition and The Vinyl Cafe on CBC Radio and published or forthcoming in Geist, The Tyee, Impact Magazine, Australian Yoga Life, The Vancouver Province, and West Coast Families.
Tara is represented by Marilyn Biderman at Transatlantic Agency.