Afshan D’souza-Lodhi is the New-Writing Coordinator at Commonword. Afshan, through her work at Commonword, manages the Women in the Spotlight Programme, the National Black and Asian Writers Conference and the Commonword Diversity Writing for Children Prize.
She holds an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and is currently studying for a Postcolonial Literature and Cultures MA at the University of Manchester. Afshan writes poetry and plays and has worked with the Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester, Eclipse Theatre and Tamasha Theatre, to name a few.
Afshan is currently the North-West member rep for the Arts Marketing Association.