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: Words @ Weeksville

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Monday, May 14th, 2018 | 2,574 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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Dogs Being Interviewed as a Mushroom Cloud Consumes Them but not Before Declaring Nobody was Likely Ever Going to Read the Interview Anyway: An Interview with Patrick Carr and Clayton Lamar

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Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 | 3,199 views

Patrick Carr and Clayton Lamar of DogsDoingThings read Tweets in celebration of the anthology Short Circuits: Aphorisms, Fragments, and Literary Anomalies at Powerhouse Archway

Patrick Carr and Clayton Lamar are two creators of the popular Twitter account @dogsdoingthings. The good dogs (and the bad dogs) do what they do in an alternative existence that is remarkably similar to our own, although darker, more melancholy, often desperate, obsessed with mushroom clouds and contemplating the abyss.

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Reading Series Census: Memoir Monday

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Monday, April 16th, 2018 | 2,489 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 Memoir Monday. It celebrates memoir and first-person writing and takes place on Mondays.

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Nafkote Tamirat Talks About The Parking Lot Attendant

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Monday, April 2nd, 2018 | 2,403 views

Nafkote Tamirat discusses The Parking Lot Attendant, wanting to be famous, and how Boston is often seen as a white city despite having many diverse communities.

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Reading Series Census: The Difficult to Name Reading Series

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Friday, March 9th, 2018 | 2,515 views

What is the name of the series, and what is the significance or meaning of the series name?
The Difficult to Name Reading Series. I just couldn’t think of a name.

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Tayari Jones Launches An American Marriage

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Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 | 2,113 views

Tayari Jones reading from AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn

Tayari Jones discussed her latest novel, An American Marriage, the origin of the title, and how she came up with the idea for the novel at Greenlight Bookstore.

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Reading Series Census: WEIRDD

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Monday, February 12th, 2018 | 2,652 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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Hermione Hoby Discussed Neon In Daylight with Dayna Tortorici

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Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 | 1,926 views

Hermione Hoby talking with Dayna Tortorici at McNally Jackson books about Neon in Daylight

Hermione Hoby discusses her debut novel Neon in Daylight, how she didn’t plan to write about New York City, and how fiction was a reprieve from the journalism she wrote for money.

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