Hi. I’m Durre. I’m an Associate Editor for Wales Arts Review, and a Word Factory 2017 Apprentice. I’m a Welsh writer whose interests and work explore the themes of mental health, intersectional feminism, identity, race, religion, culture and politics. I draw a lot of material from personal experiences in an attempt at catharsis through fictionalisation. Despite being a lover of novels, my own writing leans towards pieces with smaller timeframes that focus on voice and internal monologue over grandiose plots, therefore, I usually write short stories, poetry, creative non-fiction, as well as comment pieces and reviews.
I have an MA in Creative Writing from Cardiff Metropolitan University and was commended for the Robin Reeves Prize for Young Writers in 2015. I have been published in various other magazines online and offline, and have read at various events. You can find the full list here.
This blog is a portfolio and a personal website both, with content ranging from reviews and recommendations, opinion pieces, visual images, or anything I fancy!