Author’s Residency at St Joseph’s RC

Cat Hepburn Author Residency

After six months of leading writing workshops with the primary 6 and 7’s at St Joseph’s RC in Kelty, Fife, my Author Residency has come to an end. We celebrated by having a poetry sharing for the community where the pupils shared some of their creative writing from the project. Working with the young people… Continue reading Author’s Residency at St Joseph’s RC

Ode to Youth – latest short film

The piece is about yearning for adulthood, the solitude in female friendship and the fizzy excitement of being young and free ⚾️💋✨ Gloriously brought to life by a hugely talented team: Voice-over script by me Directed by @victor.puigcerver Cast @nici.delivron & @lisa.klingner Cinematography @yodiegogardo Edit & grading Styling alba_beltran_valenzuela Hair & make-up @patricia.hoos Lettering @bebepequenito

Burns Supper in Ireland

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Celebrating Burns Night in Ireland this year was very special. It marked the launch of the project centering around climate change that I had been co-lead on with my old Sonnet Youth partner Kevin P Gilday. The young people we were working with created an amazing book of poetry, Commoners of Air which they read… Continue reading Burns Supper in Ireland

Latest short film Only Fools Rush In

A conversation in Hong Kong about tea drinking unravels a world conflicted by the rush of everyday life. Poetry written and performed by me Animation by Al Robertson Directed by Jack Turner Music by Moritz Wanger Sound Design by Dominika Latusek Colour by Hannah Squires Special thanks Gagandeep Kalirai Film scanned and processed by On8Mil

My recent collab with Riverside Festival Manifesto and Anna Gram

Riverside Festival What a treat it was to be asked to write the manifesto for one of Glasgow’s most beloved festivals Riverside. I was especially chuffed that the collaboration involves one of my fave DJs Anna Gram, with her release Celestial Objects. Watch the full video here  

Categorized as poetry

In conversation with Demi Anter at Shakespeare and Sons book launch

Join me and fellow poet and friend Demi Anter in celebration of the book launch of Anter’s new poetry collection, Small Machine (Write Bloody UK). Book launch blurb: Join us for an intimate evening of conversation and poetry at Shakespeare and Sons Bookstore in Berlin-Friedrichshain. Books from both authors will be available for purchase and… Continue reading In conversation with Demi Anter at Shakespeare and Sons book launch

Hit Me Up – new short film about dating

My latest short film HIT ME UP is in post-production now. Co-written by Nehemias Colindres, the film follows two singletons as they try to navigate a post-hook-up situation in Berlin.      

Blunt Knife Co. Live Book Reading

‘Makeup’s abandoned for bathroom debates; we interlock fingers and you say, it’s getting late.‘ (from the poem Bat Cave – Dating & Other Hobbies) I’m doing my very first Scotland-based in-person reading of my book at the kickass social enterprise Blunt Knife Co. Event Blurb: Blunt Knife Co. is extremely excited to present award-winning writer,… Continue reading Blunt Knife Co. Live Book Reading

BBC Author’s Live – Young Scottish Voices Panel

In this Book Week Scotland special, I’m joining Nadine Aisha Jassat, Chris McQueer as we take to the stage to showcase our writing, and share how young people can use their own voices and experiences in writing and storytelling. Get involved Register now to join in with this live digital event. After registering, you will… Continue reading BBC Author’s Live – Young Scottish Voices Panel