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 Cenus: The Greetings Readings Series

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Friday, October 2nd, 2015 | 3,997 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 the series is, The Greetings Readings Series at Unnameable Bokes; the series is named after the literary journal, Greetings: a Journal of the Sound Arts.

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Reading Series Census: HiFi Reading Series

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Thursday, October 1st, 2015 | 3,882 views

HiFi 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.

What is the name of the series, and what is the significance or meaning of the series name?
The HiFi Reading Series is named after the HiFi Bar, where it is held once a month.

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Joy Williams Talks With Suri Hustvedt

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Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 | 3,701 views

Joy Williams and Suri Hustvedt

Joy Williams and Siri Hustvedt were at Community Bookstore to discuss Williams’s new collection of stories The Visiting Privilege.

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Reading Series Census: COUPLET

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Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 | 4,146 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?
“COUPLET”—A Quarterly Poetry Reading Series & Social

A COUPLET is a pair of lines in formal poetry. Here, COUPLET signifies the “coupling” of two things: poetry and music. When the series was created, Poet, Leah Umansky and Carlos Rey Sebastián, DJ Ceremony, bonded and became friends over a joint love for Britpop, Glam Rock and New Wave music. In developing a reading series, they “coupled” their two loves: poetry and music. COUPLET strives to curate events that “couple,” or bring together, both emerging and established poets.

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Reading Series Census: Guerrilla Lit Reading Series

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Thursday, September 24th, 2015 | 3,800 views

Guerrilla Lit 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.

What is the name of the series, and what is the significance or meaning of the series name?
We’re called the Guerrilla Lit Reading Series. And we’ll let our tagline speak to the significance of our name: Because the pen is mightier than the Kalashnikov (we hope).

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H.I.P. Lit’s Très Brooklyn Brings Parisian Books to Brooklyn

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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 | 3,152 views

Kim Perel, Angie Niles, Courtney Maum, Jilie Orringer, Erin Harris, and Brittney Inman Canty at Très Brooklyn

The always spectacular H.I.P. Lit series hosted a Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend event last week inspired by Paris featuring authors Angie Niles, Courtney Maum, and Julie Orrginer.

H.I.P Lit is run by Erin Harris, Kim Perel, and Brittney Inman Canty. Harris and Perel are literary agents while Inman Canty works for Pushkin Press handling the publisher’s American publicity. The series is held irregularly, but only because each event is a major production. H.I.P. is much more than just a typical reading. The events are fully themed with decor, artwork, and the readers carefully chosen. With Très Brooklyn, H.I.P. promised Paris and H.I.P. delivered Paris.

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Justin Taylor Talks Flings

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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 | 2,558 views

Justin Taylor talks with Adam Wilson about FLINGS

Justin Taylor left New York City last year for Portland. He returned to Brooklyn to celebrate the release of the paperback edition of his story collection Flings. It was the first book he wrote that was released in hardcover, he explains, and so it also was the first book he had the opportunity to launch a second edition of. He was joined at Powerhouse Arena by Adam Wilson, author of Flatscreen and What’s Important is Feeling. Since leaving New York, Taylor has gotten married and adopted a cat.

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Reading Series Census: Paragraph

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Monday, September 21st, 2015 | 3,605 views

Paragraph

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 changes, but let’s call it the Paragraph Reading Series. We feature current members of our 24-hour writing space (Paragraph) and so it is named.

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