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: Sackett Street Writers Reading/Event Series

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Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 | 3,738 views

Sackett Street Writers Workshop

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?
Sackett Street Writers Reading/Event Series. The monthly events that Sackett Street organizes are aligned to the overall mission of the writers workshop Julia Fierro founded to celebrate emerging and established local writers in the NYC area.

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Yaa Gyasi Reads Homegoing with Imbolo Mbue

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Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 | 2,008 views

Yaa Gyasi, author of HOMEGOING reading at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn

Yaa Gyasi read from her debut novel Homegoing and took questions from the audience at Greenlight Bookstore last week. She was introduced by Imbolo Mbue, author of Behold the Dreamers.

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Leigh Stein Launched Land of Enchantment

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Monday, August 15th, 2016 | 1,738 views

Leigh Stein discusses LAND OF ENCHANTMENT with Rachel Syme

Leigh Stein is the author of the novel The Fallback Plan and poetry collection Dispatch from the Future. She launched her memoir Land of Enchantment at Powerhouse Books in Brooklyn (becoming the second author to read at the store’s new location on Adams Street). She was joined by Rachel Syme to discuss the memoir.

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Nicole Dennis-Benn and Tiphanie Yanique Discuss Here Comes the Sun and Land of Love and Drowning

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Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 | 2,033 views

Tiphanie Yanique, Glory Edim, and Nicole Dennis-Benn talk at Housing Works about HERE COMES THE SUN and LAND OF LOVE AND DROWNING

Nicole Dennis-Benn was at Housing Works Bookstore to discuss Here Comes the Sun with Tiphanie Yanique, author Land of Love and Drowning. Their discussion was moderated by Glory Edim, founder of Well-Read Black Girl.

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Reading Series Census: Prose Bowl

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Monday, August 8th, 2016 | 3,837 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 The Prose Bowl. It evokes competition, since that’s our basic format, but is also a pun, because we’re a tongue-in-cheek show and also have a running gag wherein I love puns. Because I do!

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Susan Daitch Discusses The Lost Civilization of Solucidir with Emily Barton

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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 | 1,495 views

Susan Daitch and Emily Barton discuss their novels at McNally Jackson Books

The latest novels by Susan Daitch and Emily Barton both feature fictitious nations. Barton’s The Book of Esther supposes the existence of a Jewish state in Eastern Europe. Daitch’s novel, The Lost Civilization of Solucidir, follows the search for the the ruins of a fabled middle eastern city. Both women were at McNally Jackson Books to discuss their novels.

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Alejandro Zambra Discussed Multiple Choice with John Wray

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Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 | 2,155 views

Alejandro Zambra reads MULTIPLE CHOICE at McNally Jackson Books

Alejandro Zambra was at McNally Jackson Books to discuss his latest work, Multiple Choice, a narrative written as a multiple choice exam mirroring the same test administered to young people in Chile seeking college admission. He was joined by the novelist John Wray, author of the The Lost Time Accidents.

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Patrick Ryan Discusses The Dream Life of Astronauts with Hannah Tinti

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Thursday, July 21st, 2016 | 1,756 views

Hannah Tinti talks with Patrick Ryan about THE DREAM LIFE OF ASTRONAUTS his new story collection at McNally Jackson Books

Patrick Ryan was at McNally Jackson to discuss his new story collection The Dream Life of Astronauts. He was joined by OneStory founder Hannah Tinti.

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