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‘Here After’ Launch: An Evening with Amy Lin

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Upstart & Crow Studio


Join us on Tuesday, March 26 at 6 p.m. for the Vancouver launch of Amy Lin’s debut book, Here After, a poetic, raw depiction of an unlikely love followed by a dizzying loss.

Kirkus Reviews calls the book a “beautifully visceral and emotionally intimate depiction of young widowhood,” and we are so excited to share it with you at Upstart & Crow.

At this event, Lin will read from her book and then join author Tara McGuire in conversation. McGuire is the author of Holden After and Before, a moving meditation on grief.

Books will be available for purchase and signing. This is a free event, but please register for your spot at our Eventbrite, as capacity is limited.

About the author:

Amy Lin lives in Calgary, Canada where there are two seasons: winter and road construction. She completed her MFA at Warren Wilson College and holds BAs in English Literature and Education. 

About the moderator:

Tara McGuire is a writer, moderator, speaker, 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 is the author of Holden After and Before.

More about Upstart & Crow:

Located on Granville Island, Upstart & Crow is a literary arts studio for curious readers and creative storytellers alike. We are international in our outlook, and local in our sensibilities. We create opportunities to surface new talent and champion bold ideas through events, workshops, literary launches, unique partnerships — and yes, we also sell books!

Health precautions:

We want this event to be fun and safe. Masks are welcome, though we won’t enforce them. We hope that folks who come will be vaccinated and boosted and will stay home if they feel ill.


The main studio of our shop is accessible for folks with mobility aids. There is a washroom on the main floor available for attendees.

Questions: hello@upstartandcrow.com

Here After

Here After is stunning–in the sense of leaving me stunned. I’ve never read a book that so directly translated grief into language. It is beautiful, crushing, and amazing, and I read it in a single breathless sitting.” — Catherine Newman, author of We All Want Impossible Things