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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Reading Series Census: LIC Reading Series

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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 | 3,912 views

LIC Reading Series

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.

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Kristopher Jansma reads Why We Came to the City with Isaac Fitzgerald

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Thursday, February 25th, 2016 | 4,550 views

Kristopher Jansma reads WHY WE CAME TO THE CITY at Community Bookstore in Park Slope brooklyn

Kristopher Jansma’s debut novel, The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards explored the competition and jealousy of two close friends during their formative years. His latest novel, Why We Came to the City, dives into the complications of a group of friends as their relationships mature, and perhaps even, outgrow each other. He was joined by Isaac Fitzgerald, books editor at BuzzFeed, to discuss the novel at Community Bookstore in Brooklyn.

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Reading Series Census: The Loaded Canon

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Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 | 5,187 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 series is called The Loaded Canon, which plays on the fact that we offer folks a boozy good time along with a wide variety of work from emerging writers.

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Reading Series Census: Cool as F***

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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 | 5,302 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.

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Reading Series Census: Greenlight Poetry Salon

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Thursday, February 18th, 2016 | 6,225 views

Greenlight Poetry Salon

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?
Greenlight Poetry Salon

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Idra Novey Launches Ways to Disappear

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Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 | 6,555 views

Nell Freudenberger talks with Idra Novey about her debut novel WAYS TO DISAPPEAR at Housing Works Bookstores

Idra Novey launched her debut novel Ways to Disappear at Housing Works. She spoke with writer and critic Nell Freudenberger. Novey, who has published poetry, has also worked as a translator including a novel by Clarice Lispector. Ways to Disappear follows the story of a translator searching for her author who has recently disappeared.

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Sharon Guskin Launches The Forgetting Time

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Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 | 5,174 views

Sharon Guskin reading THE FORGETTING TIME with Liesl Schillinger

Sharon Guskin launched her debut novel The Forgetting Time at Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn. She was joined for conversation by Liesl Schillinger, a journalist and critic. The Forgetting Time is the story of a single mother raising a child who has disturbing dreams — dreams so vivid they feel like authentic memories of a past life.

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Reading Series Census: The Segue Reading Series

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Monday, February 15th, 2016 | 6,558 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 Segue Reading Series refers to the Segue Foundation that has sponsored the series since 1982.

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