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: The Miss Manhattan Non-Fiction Reading Series

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Monday, October 24th, 2016 | 1,876 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 Miss Manhattan Non-Fiction Reading Series

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Reading Series Census: Live Literature at Montclair State

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Thursday, October 20th, 2016 | 1,850 views

Live Literature at Montclair State

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 official name is Live Literature at Montclair State University, but most people just call it Live Lit. The significance of the name is that college students who have been used to only thinking of literature as text, as something on the page, have an opportunity to think of it as multidimensional and interact with writers directly.

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Tobias Carroll launches Reel with Jason Diamond

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 | 1,956 views

Jason Diamond and Tobias Carroll discuss REEL, Carroll's debut novel, and TRANSITORY, his collection of short stories

Tobias Carroll has been very busy. In August, he released a short story collection, Transitory. Last week he launched his debut novel, Reel. Carroll was at Community Bookstore in Park Slope to discuss the novel with Jason Diamond. The two are close friends and together they built literary web magazine Vol 1 Brooklyn into a powerhouse of culture.

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Reading Series Census: See No Evil Reading Series

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Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 | 1,881 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 “See No Evil”. The See No Evil Reading Series focuses on strange and haunting fiction in the spirit of Halloween, read aloud by professional actors and storytellers.

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D. Foy Launches Patricide

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Monday, October 17th, 2016 | 2,726 views

D. Foy reads from his second novel, PATRICIDE, at BookCourt in Brooklyn

D. Foy launched his latest novel, Patricide at BookCourt and Vol 1 Brooklyn sponsored a discussion with authors Mira Jacob, Will Chancellor, and Elizabeth Crane. Tobias Carroll moderated the group.

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Helen Garner reads Everywhere I Look with Ben Lerner

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Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 | 2,268 views

Helen Garner and Ben Lerner discuss Garner's essay collection EVERYWHERE I LOOK at McNally Jackson Books

Helen Garner read from her latest book of essays, Everywhere I Look, a collection that spans ten years of writing and various subjects. She spoke about writing essays and writing her previous books with Ben Lerner, author of The Hatred of Poetry.

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Lev Grossman discusses Warp with Dana Schwartz

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Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 | 2,266 views

Dana Schwartz discusses Lev Grossman's novel WARP, the first novel THE MAGICIANS author published, newly re-released.

Lev Grossman spent the last decade crafting a universe filled with multiple worlds and the magic of wizards. But before he wrote The Magicians, he published a short novel titled Warp, about a depressed man obsessed with a love of science fiction and video games. With the success of The Magicians series, St. Martin’s Press re-released the debut novel with a new introduction. He was at Greenlight Bookstore to discuss the book with Dana Schwartz, a New York Observer Arts and Entertainment writer. Her debut novel And We’re Off is due out in the spring, followed by a memoir next fall.

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Reading Series Census: Vica Miller Literary Salons

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Monday, September 26th, 2016 | 1,863 views

Vica Miller Literary Salons

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?
Vica Miller Literary Salons.

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