Patricia Ann McNair

Patty McNair
Artistic Director of Writers Retreat, Instructor of Creative Writing

About Patricia Ann

Patricia Ann McNair's short story collection The Temple of Air, was named Chicago Writers Association's Book of the Year, Southern Illinois University's Devil's Kitchen Reading Award, and Society of Midland Authors Finalist Award. Her collection of essays, And These Are The Good Times, was published by Side Street Press in 2017. McNair's fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in Barrelhouse, American Fiction: Best Unpublished Short Stories by Emerging Writers, Word Riot, Prime Number, River Teeth, Fourth Genre, Brevity, Creative Nonfiction, and other publications. Her short story, My Mother's Daughter, won first prize in SolLit Magazine's fiction contest. McNair teaches in the Department of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago, where she received the Excellence in Teaching Award, and was nominated for the U.S. Carnegie Professor of the Year.

M.F.A. in Writing, Columbia College, Chicago