Holden Sheppard

Holden Sheppard has a blue mohawk and a blue steel gaze. He stands in front of a wall covered in street art.

Holden Sheppard is an award-winning Young Adult author born and bred in Geraldton, Western Australia. His debut novel, Invisible Boys (Fremantle Press, 2019), won the 2018 City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award, the 2019 Kathleen Mitchell Award and the 2017 Ray Koppe Residency Award. It was also shortlisted for the 2020 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.

Holden’s novella ‘Poster Boy’ won the 2018 Novella Project competition and was published in Griffith Review. His other writing has been published in Westerly, page seventeen, Indigo Journal, Ten Daily and the Huffington Post, and his true story featured in the Bright Lights, No City anthology (Margaret River Press, 2019). Holden serves as the Deputy Chair of WritingWA, and as an ambassador for Lifeline WA.

Holden has always been a misfit: a gym junkie who has played Pokemon competitively, a sensitive geek who loves aggressive punk rock, and a bogan who learned to speak French. He lives in Perth with his husband.
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Mar
14
Enjoy an evening picnic, hear from two local storytellers, and meet new members of your community—all in your local area of North Perth! Book Online
Holden Sheppard has a blue mohawk and a blue steel gaze. He stands in front of a wall covered in street art.
Apr
2
In this interactive workshop, award-winning Young Adult author Holden Sheppard will explore the nuances of writing full-length works of fiction in the YA category. Book Online
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Feb
18
A group that meets regularly to discuss topics relating to SFF books and share book recommendations across the genre. Book Online
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Feb
25
Poetry Workshop is a safe and dynamic space where you can craft your poetry and offer feedback to other poets. Hosted by Siobhan Hodge. Book Online
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Mar
4
This event will highlight the work of female Indonesian writers who have challenged dominant narratives. Join us to learn how they explore history, religion, feminist and queer issues, religion and political violence. Book Online
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Mar
4
Featuring stories of passion and dispassion, love, loss and mistakes. Book Online
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