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Linda Holeman

Alumna, Author, Mentor

Inspiring the next generation of writers

An author of 14 novels, Linda Holeman has provided valuable mentorship to many burgeoning writers. She holds a BA in psychology and sociology from The University of Winnipeg, as well as a BEd in early childhood education and MEd in educational psychology from the University of Manitoba.

Holeman has received numerous accolades for her body of work, which includes literary short stories, historic novels, young adult publications, and children’s books. Flying to Yellow, The Devil on Her Tongue, Search of the Moon King’s Daughter, and Frankie on the Run are several recognizable titles.

A self-professed bibliophile, Holeman’s career as a writer took off later in life — first starting a family before reconnecting with her long-desired dream job. Her work, which has been translated into 17 different languages, to date, has been published in journals, periodicals, and has been widely anthologized in Canada and abroad.

In addition to being an active promoter of literary education, she has acted as a mentor with the Manitoba Writers’ Guild, has held a writer-in-residence position at the Millenium Library, and has hosted national and international writing workshops for students and adults. Holeman also taught creative writing in UWinnipeg’s Continuing Education program.

She currently resides in Toronto with her family.

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