Dating & Other Hobbies
'Dating & Other Hobbies is a vicarious thrill-ride of a book, dragging you on an epically sexy, boozy good night out and not sparing your blushes, aches or throbbing head the morning after. A witty, gorgeous, genital-warts-and-all take on millennial dating culture that had me curling my toes for a number of reasons…'
- Kirstin Innes, author of Scabby Queen
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 celebration of early adulthood, and all the beautiful mess that comes with it.
'Dating & Other Hobbies dazzles with an agile wit, scorching honesty and a weather eye on the plight of society. It hits like an espresso martini served in a library by a doctor of philosophy dancing to Lady Gaga.'
Cat Hepburn is an award winning scriptwriter and spoken word artist based between Glasgow and Berlin. Her work has featured nationally and internationally across screen, stage and page on the likes of BBC6 Music Festival, Edinburgh Fringe and Channel 4. She is the author of the poetry book #GIRLHOOD, which she developed into a hit solo spoken word theatre show in 2019. Cat is also the co-founder of Sonnet Youth, one of Scotland’s leading spoken word nights.