Dating & Other Hobbies

“Hits like an espresso martini served in a library by a doctor of
philosophy dancing to Lady GagaPhill Jupitus


Dating & Other Hobbies is a collection of female-centred poetry and short stories from spoken word artist Cat Hepburn. Screaming with authenticity and using toe-curlingly relatable observations on millennial culture, Cat’s unashamed writing treats the reader with the honesty of a wine guzzling bestie on a night out, making it both gut-wrenching and spit-your-tea-out funny.

Confessional, uncomfortable and hilarious all at once, from regrettable one night stands, to ‘ghosting’, to extramarital affairs- no stone is left unturned. Shining a light on the nuances of human connection and interaction in a world of digital dating and sexual exploration, Dating & Other Hobbies provides a truly unique celebration of early adulthood, and all the beautiful mess that comes with it.

What people are saying about D&OH:

“As engaging on page as she is on stage, Hepburn consistently
outdoes herself with courage, grace and humour”
Darren ‘Loki’ McGarvey

“Witty, gorgeous, genital-warts-and-all” Kirstin Innes

“Explores what it means to be a fierce young self-assured, sex-loving feminist in a fast paced dating world where the rules of engagement are redefined on a daily basis” Cora Bissett

Cover design by Robyn Claire Anderson