OAM at Pages of Hackney

April 2019

Our Available Magic launch and new poetry readings at Pages of Hackney. Programmed by Livia Franchini and organised by Robin Christian.


Serena Braida is a London-based writer, performer and performance maker currently specialising in voice work. Her pamphlet BLUE SHEILA was published by Dancing Girl Press in 2018.

Eloise Hendy is a writer and poet living in London. Her work has appeared in Ambit, Glasgow Review of Books and The Skinny, and she was recently shortlisted for The White Review Poet’s Prize 2018.

Alanna McArdle is a writer from London, UK. She has had poetry published in print and online in Shabby Doll House, Prelude Magazine, Poems in Which, For Every Year, and The Chapess, among others, and she was recently included in episode three of the podcast Poets In Bed. Her non-fiction and journalism has featured in print and online in Pitchfork, Crack Magazine, The NME, The Talkhouse, Noisey, and Broadly, among others. Her short story ‘Butter’ was shortlisted for the 2018 Desperate Literature short fiction prize.

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.