Patrick McNeil

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Patrick has been a member of the Backyard Writers since 2011, and took lead of the workshop in 2014. He is a writer of prose, a believer in the city, and founder and director of the Backyard Writers Residency in Tufo. Some examples of his work include:

Benjamin Franklin Bridge Blue, a short story published in July 2016 in Eclectica Magazine and featured as that issue’s Spotlight Runner-Up, it draws heavily from Patrick’s experience working in Philadelphia’s homeless shelters;

You Champion, a story published in December 2013 and sold from a vending machine, via The Head and the Hand’s Chapbook Series, pictured above;

Color it Bluer, a creative nonfiction piece published in Apiary 5 in 2013;

Divine Lorraine, a historical fiction piece published in WragsInk‘s 2012 Anthology Philly;

Penn Treaty, a historical fiction piece published in Philos Adelphos Irrealis out of UPenn’s Kelly Writers House in 2012;

Derek Dead, a creative nonfiction piece published in the March 2010 issue of Word Riot.

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