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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Jonathan Corcoran Discusses The Rope Swing with Tayari Jones

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Thursday, April 14th, 2016 | 2,671 views

Jonathan Corcoran reads THE ROPE SWING, his debut collection of stories, at Brooklyn's Greenlight Bookstore

Jonathan Corcoran launched his debut collection of short stories, The Rope Swing, earlier this month at AWP. He was joined by Tayari Jones at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn to discuss the story collection. The collection was published by West Virginia University Press. Corcoran studied under Jones at Rutgers Unviersity-Newark where he attended the Creative Writing MFA program and where Jones is a professor.

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Molly Prentiss Reads Tuesday Nights in 1980

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Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 | 2,308 views

Molly Prentiss presents TUESDAY NIGHTS in 1980

Molly Prentiss presented her novel Tuesday Nights in 1980 at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn. She was joined by her agent, Claudia Ballard and her editor Alison Callahan. Callahan is an editor at Scout Press books, a new imprint from Simon & Schuster with just one other book previously published, Bill Clegg’s Did you Ever Have a Family.

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Reading Series Census: Writers Read

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Monday, April 11th, 2016 | 1,795 views

Writer's Read

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.

Writers Read is showcase for writers and a celebration of the spoken word. Here’s the trailer and playlist from a recent sold-out show, “The First Time”.

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Karan Mahajan discusses The Association of Small Bombs

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Friday, April 8th, 2016 | 4,768 views

Karan Mahajan reads THE ASSOCIATION OF SMALL BOMBS at BookCourt in Brooklyn

Karan Mahajan was at BookCourt in Brooklyn to discuss his novel The Association of Small Bombs with Joshua Cohen, author of Book of Numbers. The Association of Small Bombs explores the lives of the people involved in a minor terror attack in an Indian market. The novel looks at both victims and perpetrators.

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Reading Series Census: Brew: An Evening of Literary Works

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Thursday, April 7th, 2016 | 4,582 views

Brew an evening of literary works

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?
Brew: An Evening of Literary Works is somewhat nebulous and all-encompassing in name–intentionally so–so that no type of writing nor any sort of reader should ever be excluded. Brew is a concoction, a contriving, a plan, a mixture of unusual ingredients.

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Judy Sheehan Presents I Woke Up Dead at the Mall

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Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 | 4,779 views

Judy Sheehan reads I WOKE UP DEAD AT THE MALL

Judy Sheehan was at McNally Jackson Books to present her novel I Woke up Dead at the Mall, a young adult novel about a dead teenager waking up in the afterlife located in the Mall of America.

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Ranbir Singh Sidhu Reads Deep Singh Blue with Tanwi Nandini Islam

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Thursday, March 24th, 2016 | 1,541 views

Ranbir Singh Sidhu Reads DEEP SNGH BLUE wtih Tanwi Nandini Islam

Ranbir Singh Sidhu was at WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn to discuss his debut novel Deep Singh Blue with Tanwi Nandini Islam. Islam also read from her debut novel, Bright Lines.

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Helen Oyeyemi talks with Catherine Chung

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Monday, March 21st, 2016 | 1,778 views

Catherine Chung talks with Helen Oyeyemi about her new story collection WHAT IS NOT YOURS IS NOT YOURS

Helen Oyeyemi was at Greenlight Bookstore to discuss her latest collection of stories What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours with author Catherine Chung. Each story in the collection includes a key.

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