Allen Paul Weaver III is an author, speaker and filmmaker. Allen holds a BA in Speech Communication from Bethune-Cookman University; and a Master of Divinity degree in Theology from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. He has worked with youth and young adults in a variety of capacities for twenty years.
Allen is an avid reader and lover of books - especially comic books. During the early 2000's, while working as a youth director in the South Bronx, Allen realized the need to create a story which could inspire, motivate and educate youth and entire communities to break through the barriers and opposition they faced in order to "Run their Dreams". It was then that the concept for Speedsuit Powers was born.
Almost six years later, Book 1 of the Trilogy was released (December 2009). Allen didn't initially plan on writing a Trilogy. However, the feedback from readers was tremendous, so he continued the story. During 2011-2012 Allen also adapted Book 1 into the independent film, Speedsuit. He then finished Book 2 (June 2015) and has finally released Book 3 of the Trilogy (December 2016).
Allen works to make SPT a household name - especially in communities of color. He is also creating additional stories which take place in the SPT world.
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MY SIGNATURE PRESENTATION is ENTITLED,"RUN YOUR DREAMS!"
RYD shares key life-lessons I've learned, while incorporating themes from the Trilogy. It also presents a window into my creative process and provides the steps necessary for anyone to overcome challenges and pursue their dreams!
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