An evening of Magic and Witchcraft with Rebecca Tamás and Livia Franchini


Thursday 22nd August 2019, 6:30pm

Storysmith, 49 North Street, Bristol, BS3 1EN

Join two stunning poetic talents for an evening themed around magic and witchcraft, with readings, discussion and a Q&A.

We’re delighted to welcome Rebecca Tamás and Livia Franchini to Storysmith this August, to celebrate their recent work: Rebecca Rebecca Tamás’ collection WITCH and Livia Franchini’s Our Available Magic. 

Out of stock


Pre-order your books here >


WITCH is a strange, visceral and darkly witty debut by a startling new voice in British poetry. Rebecca Tamás reckons with blood and earth, mysticism and the devil, witch trials and the suffragettes, gender and sexuality. At turns lyrical, philosophical and obscene, WITCH evokes the intimate, sensual power of nature and merges it with the revolutionary potential of women’s voices. These are poems as spells — spells against suppression, silence and obedience; hexes that cling to your body like sweat, full of a messy, violent joy, ‘a small, bright, filthy song’.

Feminist, ecological and occult, WITCH grabs history and shakes it, demanding: ‘Wake me up when it really gets started’.

About Our Available Magic

Our Available Magic is the first poetry pamphlet by the writer and translator Livia Franchini. Within it poems and short poetic prose fold across 42 carefully observed pages that are insightful, fresh and craftily bold.

Livia Franchini is a writer and translator from Tuscany, Italy. She has translated Natalia Ginzburg, James Tiptree Jr. and Michael Donaghy among others. Her poetry has appeared in 3 a.m. magazine, Funhouse, Leste, Spells: 21st Century Occult Poetry (Lingua Ignota, 2018), Wretched Strangers (Boiler House Press, 2018) among others. Her debut novel Shelf Life will be published in English by Doubleday in August 2019 and in Italian by Libri Mondadori in Spring 2020.

Location 236 North Street, Bristol, BS3 1JD Phone 0117 953 7961 E-mail Hours Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-6pm | Sunday: 11am-4pm | Monday: closed
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close