About Ian MacAllen

Ian MacAllen is the founder of English Kills Review and Assistant Interviews Editor at The Rumpus. His writing has appeared in The Rumpus, The Billfold, Electric Cereal, Thought Catalog and io9. His internet performance art projects East Williamsburg Secession Movement and Toilets of New York have received international print and digital coverage. He holds a Master’s Degree in English from Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn. He Tweets @ianmacallen.

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Paul Yoon Launched The Mountain

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Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 | 177 views

Paul Yoon discusses THE MOUNTAIN, his latest story collection, at Greenlight Bookstore in Fort Greene Brooklyn with Katie Kitamura

Paul Yoon discusses his new story collection, The Mountain, writing with pushpins on a map, and trying to accomplish something during his fellowship.

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Reading Series Census: Pigeon Pages

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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 | 1,864 views

The New York City Reading Series Census is an ongoing project to catalogue the contemporary literary scene. Any reading series curator in the New York area can take the survey here.

Pigeon Pages

What is the name of the series, and what is the significance or meaning of the series name?
Our series is called Pigeon Pages. We like pigeons—they’re city birds, and while they are much maligned, they have really beautiful feather patterns and every pigeon is unique. Pigeons have a really fascinating history as well—a pigeon won a medal of honor in World War I. The Queen of England is famously a pigeon fancier and keeps pigeons. We think pigeons are cool. And we enjoyed the alliteration of “pages”, and how it suggests writing and reading.

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David Burr Gerrard Talks with Maxwell Neely-Cohen about The Epiphany Machine

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Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 | 266 views

David Burr Gerrard reads THE EPIPHANY MACHINE at Community Bookstore in Brooklyn

David Burr Gerrard discusses The Epiphany Machine, why he doesn’t have tattoos and generational conflict.

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Reading Series Census: Line Break

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Monday, July 31st, 2017 | 375 views

The New York City Reading Series Census is an ongoing project to catalogue the contemporary literary scene. Any reading series curator in the New York area can take the survey here.

What is the name of the series, and what is the significance or meaning of the series name?
The name of our series is Line Break. In prose writing, a line break indicates the start of a new scene. We chose that name for our series in hopes that it would be the start of a new little literary scene, and to evoke that idea that every episode could be the start of a new thought for our audience.

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Reading Series Census: NYU Bookstore Reading Series

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Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 | 498 views

The New York City Reading Series Census is an ongoing project to catalogue the contemporary literary scene. Any reading series curator in the New York area can take the survey here.

What is the name of the series, and what is the significance or meaning of the series name?
NYU Bookstore Reading Series, names its the location.

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Yuri Herrera Discussed Kingdom Cons with Isaac Fitzgerald

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Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 | 516 views

Yuri Herrera and Isaac Fitzgerald discuss KINGDOM CONS at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn

Yuri Herrera discussed his newly translated novel Kingdom Cons, what is lost in translation, and his fascination with politicians.

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Bethany Ball Chats with Sarah Gerard

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Thursday, June 29th, 2017 | 657 views

Bethany Ball discusses WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE SOLOMONS with Sarah Gerard, author of THE SUNSHINE STATE at Books are magic

Bethany Ball talks about her novel What To Do About the Solomons, turning her MFA thesis into a novel, and writing about kibbutz life.

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Joe Okonkwo and Jonathan Corcoran Read Their Lambda Nominated Books

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Friday, June 23rd, 2017 | 778 views

Joe Okonkwo reads JAZZ MOON and Jonathan Corcoran reads THE ROPE SWING at a Lambda Literary Awards sponsored reading

Joe Okonkwo and Jonathan Corcoran read from their Lambda Literary nominated books and talked about craft, research, and place.

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