Ben Patrick Holden is a writer from the Brontë end of the South Pennines, now living with his wife and children at the edge of the woods in the Derwent valley, south of Hadrian’s Wall.
At present he is writing stories in which vivid, multidimensional characters attempt to breathe the soul of the world back into their communities through outrageous acts of courage and genius.
2022: Launched Fantasy Creates Reality
2022: Published Vespers, collected poems
2021: Launched Talismans Against Boring Culture
2021: Wyrd School with Paul Kingsnorth
2020: Cat Rambo’s short story workshop
2019: West Country School of Myth and Storytelling
2019: Year long novel writing course at Faber Academy with Paul Kingsnorth
2008 – 2019 Practice
2011 – 2012 Masters in Digital Media and Storytelling at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne
2008 – 2011 Co-Founded Polygon Fiction Animation Studio as co-writer/director
2005 – 2008 BA in Video Games Writing at Teesside University
1996 – 2005 Practice