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The Author Spotlight Interview with Allen McNair


Allen is a poet and artist who loves both the inner and outer beauty of all women. Allen has collected his poetry in an anthology, “From Checkered Cloth.” Allen has also published an epic poem, I Dream of A’maresh. Allen writes screenplays, as well as directs and performs in them.

My Grand Ole Lifetime—A Memoir

This book, “My Grand Ole Lifetime—A Memoir”, spans seven decades of the life and times of Allen F. McNair, autobiographer, poet and visual artist. He has experienced his life to the fullest, from his heartaches, breakdowns, and triumphs. In this book, he tells of his experience being homeless as well his success academically as a graduate of Columbia College Chicago, focusing on the subject of Screenwriting. In his latest attempt at graduate school level, DePaul University in Chicago, IL, he earned further success in Screenwriting.

He relates his most recent artistic journey during the COVID-19 crisis as a member of Project Onward, an organization in support of fellow artists with mental health challenges and disabilities. He has related in this book his success in the promotion and sale of both his artwork and books.