Tara McGuire is a writer, voice-over actor, and former broadcaster. Her short stories have been broadcast on The Sunday Edition and The Vinyl Cafe on CBC Radio and published in local and international publications, such as Impact Magazine, Australian Yoga Life, The Vancouver Province, and West Coast Families.
Tara’s personal 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.”
Tara is a graduate of The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University and recently completed her MFA in 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 – A Truth + A Fiction, explores grief and the opioid crisis in the aftermath of the death of her son, Holden. Tara McGuire lives in North Vancouver, Canada.
Tara is represented by Marilyn Biderman at Transatlantic Agency.