Laura Borrowdale, editor of Aotearotica, New Zealand's journal of erotica, wrote about our recent reading/performance of erotic fiction and graphic art at Wellington's Litcrawl. Featured in her article are the graphic novelists Dylan Horrocks and Sarah Laing, who also performed at the reading, as well as yours truly. This is what Laura wrote about my own performance, a reading from the story, "Nina":
Monica Macansantos read an explicit description of a threesome that dealt with race, power dynamics and the difference between what can feel good physically and what can feel good emotionally. She shook before she stood up to read, but her voice was clear and loud in a room so silent, you could hear people breathe. It was electrifying. And it felt like the start, the start of a conversation. A conversation that more people should be having, sitting around their kitchen tables or on social media or in performance spaces. Because it’s hard, hilarious, poignant, and necessary.
You can read the full article here. Aotearotica is currently accepting work for their next issue, and you can send them your best and steamiest writing and art by May 15. Please check their website for guidelines on how to submit.