It was my first time going to a reading such as this. Somehow it didn't seem like a reading, but a live monologue. It was part poetry, part ranting, in an addictive combo. Suddenly, the performer talked of her secret desires to unleash her emo side and swiped a bit of her cherry red lipstick from mouth to cheek. A story unravelled and left us speechless.
The Fairy Tale Monologues was a showcase for 9 budding writers held at Te Karanga Gallery, 208 Karangahape Road, Auckland, 10-12th of November.