About Ian MacAllen

Ian MacAllen’s fiction is forthcoming in The Offing and has appeared in 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, and elsewhere and nonfiction has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, The Negatives, Electric Literature, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He is the Deputy Editor of The Rumpus, holds an MA in English from Rutgers University, tweets @ianmacallen and is online at http://www.ianmacallen.com/

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Virtual Literary Community

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Thursday, May 28th, 2020 | 361 views

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, in real life literary events have, like most of our world, been put on hold. We still have notes from our last in real life event and intend to write it up — eventually.

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Jenny Offill Presents Weather

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Monday, February 24th, 2020 | 992 views

Jenny Offill discusses WEATHER at Books Are Magic with Rumaan Alam

Jenny Offill and Rumaan Alam discuss Weather, climate change, and librarians.

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Paul Yoon Discusses Run Me To Earth

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Monday, February 3rd, 2020 | 1,152 views

Paul Yoon talks with Hernan Diaz about Run Me To Earth, his latest novel, at Greenlight Bookstore in Fort Greene Brooklyn

Paul Yoon and Hernan Diaz discuss Run Me To Earth, layering narratives with forces in opposition to each other, and how writing is like painting.

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Tochi Onyebuchi Presents Riot Baby

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Friday, January 24th, 2020 | 873 views

Tochi Onybuchi discusses RIOT BABY, his debut adult novel with Marlon James at the Strand

Tochi Onyebuchi talked with Marlon James about Riot Baby, systemic racism, and limiting supernatural powers.

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Chana Porter Launches The Seep

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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 | 904 views

Amy Brady Talks with Chana Porter about THE SEEP at Powerhouse

Chana Porter discusses The Seep and talks about dystopias, utopias, and our interconnected world.

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Reading Series Census: Books & Bottles

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Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 | 684 views

Reading Series Census

Everything you need to know about the Books & Bottles reading series.

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Literary and Book Festivals Guide, 2020

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Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 | 1,097 views

Book Festivals of America 2020

Book and literary festivals connect authors with readers in all fifty states. Below is a list of literary festivals organized by month. The locations of the festival, dates of the festivals (when available), and website for the event are listed. At the end are links to festivals in other regions including Canada, United Kingdom, and Europe.

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Courtney Maum Explains What to Do Before And After The Book Deal

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Friday, January 10th, 2020 | 814 views

Courtney Maum, author of Before and After the Book Deal, and panelists Jenn Baker, Hannah Tinti, and Monica Odom at Powerhouse Books in Brooklyn

Courtney Maum was at Brooklyn’s Powerhouse bookstore to celebrate the launch of her fourth book, Before And After The Book Deal, a guide helping writers navigate the perils and challenges of the publishing process. Maum is the author of the novels I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You, Touch, and Costalegre. She was joined by Ryan Chapman, Monica Odom, Jenn Baker, and Hannah Tinti as well as the non-profit organization Girls Write Now, an organization dedicated to helping mentor underserved young women find their voices through the power of writing and community.

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