Who am I?
I am Cat Hepburn, an award-winning script writer, spoken word artist and workshop facilitator 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. I’m passionate about working with marginalised voices, exploring social issues and using storytelling to empower, provoke and make people laugh.
What do I do?
I lecture up to MA level and facilitate workshops in creative writing, spoken word and screenwriting. I am co-host of Creative Scotland funded spoken word night Sonnet Youth and I write and perform commissioned poetry (previous clients include Wire media, Zero Waste Scotland and Siren Cinematics), as well as producing original pieces for the online platform BBC The Social. My scriptwriting experience includes short films, animations and stageplays, and I am trained in writing for continuing TV dramas.
What have I done?
In addition to curating and co-hosting Sonnet Youth, I’ve been performing spoken word regularly for three years; my work has featured at the following events and venues:
BBC6 Music Festival, BBC Radio Scotland, STV’s The Late Show, BBC Scotland’s River City, O2 ABC, The Macrobert, The Beacon Arts Centre, The Traverse Theatre, ConFAB’s Scottish Youth Poetry Slam, Siren Cinematics, Material, Booked 2017, Inn Deep, LEAP Sports, The Tron Theatre, The Arches, Loud Poets, Rally & Broad, Rhyming Optional, The High Flight, Say Your Prayers, Fail Better, The Poetry Club, The Govanhill Baths, SWG3, The Glad Cafe, Rokus, Broadcast, Stereo, Sunday Slips.
You can find my poetry videos here.
In 2016 I worked as a storywriter for series 17 and 18 for BBC Scotland’s long running drama River City for six months and last year I worked as a storyliner on a block of twenty episodes for Lime Picture’s soap Hollyoaks.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org