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Who am I?

Hello! I’m Cat Hepburn, an award-winning scriptwriter, spoken word artist and educator based in Glasgow. My main passions are writing, performing, exploring feminist issues and using contemporary storytelling to empower, provoke and make people laugh.

What do I do?

Lots! I divide my time between writing poetry and scripts, performing spoken word, and I do a variety of educational work. In addition to that I am a voice over artist and co-producer for spoken word theatre organisation Sonnet Youth.

What have I done?


I have recently finished a full run of my sell-out solo spoken word show #GIRLHOOD at the Edinburgh Fringe. My other writing experience includes short films (BBC Scotland), multi-award winning animations, stageplays, a poetry book (#GIRLHOOD), and I am trained in scriptwriting for continuing TV dramas. In the past I have story-written for BBC’s River City and Lime Pictures’ Hollyoaks.


I’ve been performing spoken word regularly for over four years. My work has featured on the stage (BB6 Music, supporting John Cooper Clarke, Electric Fields and Edinburgh Fringe), radio (BBC Radio Scotland) and on television (BBC Scotland, STV). I also write bespoke poems for other people’s special occasions, in addition to corporate commissions. You can find info about my poetry career and videos here.


I have been educating for over ten years, and my work includes delivering lectures up to MA level and facilitating workshops in creative writing, spoken word and screenwriting for a wide range of ages, abilities and backgrounds. Find more info on my teaching in the EDUCATE 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