About

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Who am I?

Hello! I’m Cat Hepburn, an award-winning script writer, spoken word artist and educator based in Glasgow.  I hold an MA with distinction in TV Fiction Writing from Glasgow Caledonian University, and an MA Hons in Theatre and Slavonic Studies from the University of Glasgow. My passions are working with marginalised voices, exploring feminist issues and using contemporary storytelling to empower, provoke and make people laugh. 

What do I do?

My writing experience includes short films, animations, stageplays, poetry collections and I am trained in scriptwriting for continuing TV dramas. My debut poetry book #GIRLHOOD (Speculative Books) is available to buy now.

I deliver lectures up to MA level and facilitate workshops in creative writing, spoken word and screenwriting for a wide range of ages, abilities and backgrounds.

I’m also the proud co-host and producer of Creative Scotland funded spoken word events company Sonnet Youth. We run regular nights at Drygate Brewery (Glasgow), the Gilded Balloon (Edinburgh), Phillies of Shawlands (Glasgow) and produce theatre and live poetry events across the country.

What have I done?

Poetry:

I’ve been performing spoken word regularly for three years. My work has featured on the stage, radio and on television. You can find info about my poetry career and videos here.

Television:

In 2017, I worked as a storyliner on a block of twenty episodes for Lime Picture’s soap HollyoaksIn 2016 I worked as a storywriter for series 17 and 18 for BBC Scotland’s long running drama River City for six months

Teaching:

I have facilitated a wide number of sessions at organisations and institutions including the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, University of West Scotland. I have delivered workshops for ten years and have worked with some amazing companies such as Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre, Possibilities for Each and Every Kid and the Mariner Support Project. Find more info on my teaching in the Workshops section of my website.

For enquiries about hiring me for an event or commission, or if you would like to suggest a collaboration, then please contact me on cat.hepburn@icloud.com

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