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Cat Hepburn is an award-winning scriptwriter, spoken word artist and educator who has created a variety of work for stage and screen. Her main passions are working with marginalised voices, exploring feminist issues and using contemporary storytelling to empower, provoke and make people laugh.
Her writing has been featured on the likes of BBC 6 Music Festival, ITV and the Edinburgh Fringe, and she has worked as a storywriter for TV dramas such as River City (BBC Scotland) and Hollyoaks (Lime Pictures). Cat’s headlined poetry nights across the UK, and in 2019 supported Dr John Cooper Clarke on his The Luckiest Guy Alive tour.
Her debut book #GIRLHOOD (Speculative Books) was celebrated by readers and critics, and her 5 star solo theatre show of the same name was a sell-out hit at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019. She’s also the co-founder of Sonnet Youth, one of Scotland’s leading spoken word cabaret nights, and was recognised for her work with them in The List Magazine’s Hot 100 in 2019. Cat was a nominee for Best Writer at the Scottish Comedy Awards in 2020.
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