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Cat Hepburn

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Email cat.hepburn@icloud.com
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English
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Cat Hepburn is an award winning scriptwriter, spoken word artist and educator who has written a range of work for stage and screen. Cat's TV work includes storywriting for River City (BBC Scotland), and Hollyoaks (Lime Pictures) and her poetry work has featured on River City, BBC6 Music Festival, STV, and she creates and performs regular content for the youth digital platform BBC The Social.

Cat has been educating in writing and performing for over 10 years, working with a huge range of participants from primary age, to MA level - she loves working with marginalised voices and helping people express their own voices. In 2013, Cat graduated with distinction in an MA in TV Fiction Writing, and was selected for the talent scheme The Network. She was also picked for the BBC Writer's Room Continuing Drama course (2017) and featured on The List Magazine: BBC The Social's Top 20 (2016).

Cat debuted her solo spoken word show #GIRLHOOD (★★★★) based on her acclaimed book of the same title, at the Edinburgh Fringe 2019. She is also co-founder and producer of Sonnet Youth, a prominent creative organisation, dedicated to creating spoken word theatre productions and cabaret nights. (Photo credit: Tiu Makkonen)

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Panel event; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

Adult learners; English as an additional language (EAL); Intergenerational learning; People experiencing mental health problems; Prisoners & young offenders; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Adolescence; Biography & memoir; Childhood; Editing & editing your own work; Event production; Friendship; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Love & romance; Performance training; Rural communities; Self-publishing & independent publishing

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

9-11; 12-14; 15-18; Adults

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+