GETTING up on stage and reciting some self-written poetry is not for the fainthearted.
And model and presenter Michele McGrath has admitted she is nervous at the daunting prospect of pouring out her heart in front of an audience.
The Dubliner is among a line-up of female personalities who have penned their own monologues as part of the Women of Letters series taking the world by storm.
Usually seen on the couch with TV3's Ireland AM, Sinead Desmond will also be revealing her inner thoughts for her stage debut after agreeing to take part in the internationally acclaimed poetry series.
Women of Letters follows on from the success of comic play The Vagina Monologues, although this time performers have more control over their choice of material.
"It depends on what each person writes so it can be funny and light-hearted or serious and heartfelt," explained Michele (28).
"Mine is quite raw and very much my own work so it is definitely a new challenge for me."
Those taking part in the Dublin show will see their monologues featured in the next international literary series released under the Women of Letters brand.
The theme for the show is 'A Letter to my Missing Piece' and Michele will be exploring how her life could have turned out if she had chosen a different career path.
"I am so excited, it is something completely new to me – the concept of writing your own topic and performing it on stage – so hopefully it all goes to plan," Michele told the Herald.
The Dublin cast of Women of Letters will take to the stage in Dublin's Grand Social next Tuesday, April 8 from 6.30pm and admission is €10.