Bill Holm was a frequent participant at Writers Rising Up's workshops. He often read and lectured with fellow Minnesota author Carol Bly at Writers Rising Up's events held at the Minnesota Landscape Abroretum. Carol and Bill would listen intently to each other. Bill overflowed with stories and memories,  wisdom and experiences in the retelling of every day life.  Recollections  filled with humor, pathos and the realities of misfits and loosers,  Holm still tells us through his writing how Holidays measure the passing of our lives from birth to death.  Garrison Keillor called Bill, "the tallest radical humorist in the Midwest."