Durre Shahwar is a writer, freelancer and creative practitioner. She studied her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing and her MA in Creative Writing at Cardiff Metropolitan University. She is an Associate Editor for Wales Arts Review, a Word Factory Apprentice 2017, and the co-founder of ‘Where I’m Coming From’, an open mic that promotes BAME writing in Wales. Durre writes about a broad range of topics, including race, identity, intersectional feminism and mental health. Durre’s work has been published in various magazines and anthologies including Know Your Place: Essays on the Working Class (2017, Dead Ink Books), Cheval 10 – Terry Hetherington Young Writers Award (2017, Parthian Books), The Lonely Crowd. You can find the full list here. Durre has worked with various national organisations such as Literature Wales and National Theatre Wales, and is also a regular speaker and performer at various events, panels and festivals.