Meet the 2023 Writers

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1:00 PM | Saturday, August 19

Tara McGuire

with Andrea Woo

This event sponsored by: SFU Continuing Studies - The Writer’s Studio

Tara McGuire will be in conversation with journalist Andrea Woo.

Tara McGuire is a former broadcaster turned writer whose first book, Holden After & Before: Love Letter for a Son Lost to Overdose (Arsenal Pulp Press), a hybrid work in memoir and fiction exploring grief, motherhood, and the overdose crisis, was published in the fall of 2022. Her personal essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Chatelaine, The Globe and Mail, Geist, Room, The Tyee, and on CBC Radio. She holds an MFA from the University of British Columbia School of Creative Writing and is a graduate of The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University. Tara lives under the tall trees of North Vancouver, BC, with her family. Follow her on Insta: @TaraMcGuire and Twitter: @TaraJMcGuire

Andrea Woo is a journalist with The Globe and Mail, where she covers a wide range of health issues including Canada’s toxic drug crisis, mental health, health system challenges, climate impacts and adaptation, and inequity, with a focus on centering the human experience. Her work has been recognized by prestigious awarding bodies including the National Newspaper Awards, the Canadian Association of Journalists, and the Jack Webster Awards. Andrea lives in Vancouver, BC.

Holden After & Before by Tara McGuire (book cover)
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Tara McGuire. Photo by Jane Thomson Photography
Tara McGuire. Photo by Jane Thomson Photography
Andrea Woo
Andrea Woo