Patrick O’Neil’s GUN NEEDLE SPOON was published to rave reviews in June of 2015. This work is a diamond among memoirs; add in the punk and addiction tags and it is heads and tails above any other works of the genre.Check out Patricks’s reading of GUN NEEDLE SPOON at the Verdi Club on 9/26 during SF Punk Renaissance: Early Era Punk. Patrick will take the stage at 6:00 PM; absorb his reading and buy a copy of GUN NEEDLE SPOON. Patrick will be signing copies of his books at the event; published by Danzg
Patrick O’Neil SF Punk Renaissance Early Warning 5/2/15 at Emerald Tablet Photo by Bobby Castro
Patrick O’Neil: Patrick O’Neil writes nonfiction, plays music, and makes short documentary films. During the early ’80’s he was a roadie and eventually the road manager for Dead Kennedys, Flipper, Subhumans (UK) and T.S.O.L. Patrick was a heroin addict for eighteen years, a bank robber for three, incarcerated for two and a half, did three and change in a trifecta of residential drug rehabs, worked as a substance abuse counselor for six, been clean for the last fourteen, and holds an MFA from Antioch University Los Angeles. His memoir Gun, Needle, Spoon is out June 9th from Dzanc Books; an excerpted in part French translation titled Hold-Up was published by 13e Note Editions, Paris, France in 2013.
His writing has appeared in numerous publications including: Juxtapoz, Salon, The Weeklings, Fourteen Hills, The Nervous Breakdown, and Razorcake.Patrick is a contributing editor for the NYC-to-California-transplant-post-beat-pre-apocalyptic art, writing, and music anthology: Sensitive Skin Magazine. He is a regular contributor to the recovery website: AfterPartyMagazine. And a two time nominee for Best Of The Net.
His online course: Writing Through Trauma starts October 5th 2015 and runs for four weeks. Pre-registration is open now until October 5th. Patrick also teaches at a Los Angeles community college, and facilitates private writing workshops.
If so inclined, you can find more of his writing, music, and films online at patrick-oneil.com