Holden Sheppard is an award-winning Young Adult author, who grew up in Geraldton, Western Australia. At eighteen, he moved to Perth to pursue his writing career. Holden’s debut YA novel, Invisible Boys, won the 2017 Ray Knoppe Residency Award. His novella, Poster Boy, won the 2018 Novella Project competition and will be published in Griffith Review in October 2018. In addition to Griffith Review, Holden’s short fiction has been published in Indigo Journal and page seventeen, and he has also written for Ten Daily, the Huffington Post, the ABCDNA Magazine and FasterLouder.


Saturday 20th, 12:00pm-1:00pm

Bright Lights, No City: LGBTQIA+ youth from country WA

How do you write about growing up LGBTQIA+ in regional Western Australia? Josie Boland, Holden Sheppard and Damien Palermo discuss different angles of self-expression with Sisonke Msimang.
Venue: Centre for Stories
Tickets: Free event, RSVP required
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Saturday 20th, 3:3pm-4:30pm

The Ventriloquists

H.C. Gildfind, M.J. Reidy and Luke Johnson discuss the creation of voice with Holden Sheppard.
Venue: Centre for Stories
Tickets: $20 Standard | $15 Concession
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