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I’m currently working as an Associate Lecturer at the University of the West of Scotland, delivering the Screenwriting Module to the MA students.

I’m about to go on a Scotland-wide tour with the Scottish Book Trust as part of Book Week Scotland, delivering workshops and talking about my book and show #GIRLHOOD.

With ten years of experience in workshop facilitation, tutoring, writing mentoring and most recently lecturing at several universities, I  facilitate sessions in screenwriting, creative writing and spoken word poetry.

Organisations that I have taught for include:

University of the West of Scotland, University of Glasgow, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow Life, Scottish Youth Theatre, Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre, Migrant Voices, Possibilities for Each and Every Kid, The Village Storytelling Centre, Castlehead High, Mariner Support Project, The High School of Glasgow, West Lothian Council, St Rose of Lima Primary, St James’s Primary, Stirling Council, Parikrma Humanity Foundation, New Rhythms For Glasgow, The Bold Collective.

I have led workshops for children, young people, teenagers, migrants, adult learners, and both undergraduate and postgraduate university students. My approach to workshops is flexible and I am happy to tailor the content to the individual group.

I can facilitate one-off workshops, or provide a block, and I am on the Scottish Book Trust’s Live Lit database.

PROJECTS

Word of Mouth (Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre, 2015 – present)

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Cr: Kevin Main

Co-host, writing mentor and co-director of a showcase of emerging spoken word and professional artists. Most recently, have collaborated the project with Sonnet Youth.

Women of Their Time (Kirkintilloch Library, 2019).

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Worked closely with a pre-existing group of women to create a script exploring the lives of women from the past. Inspired by a previous project that they had undertaken to create scarves about the historical women’s lives.

Breakthrough (PEEK, 2017) 

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Lead artist for 3 groups of young people over 12 weeks, including a Primary 6 group and a community group, delivering issue based sessions on puberty and growing up.

Culminated in a final performance of spoken word dance about feminism and a mini-library of hand-bound books about the participants’ lives.

If you would like to book me for a workshop or if you have any enquiries about pricing etc, then please send an email to cat.hepburn@icloud.com

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