Chris Tait is a unique writer, poet and storyteller from the Shetland Isles. Chris tells the story her journey from her island home to poetry and storytelling performances across Scotland and beyond, and of how Asperger’s Syndrome influences her life and her writing.
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The text of Chris’s poem on the “Not Going Back To Normal” website.
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Chris reads at 58 minutes in. Many Scots voices read their poems and stories on a Zoom meeting.
Diablo: The Fantastical Adventures of an Unloved Chess Piece. Book available on Amazon.
In a style that is inspired by everything from Lewis Carroll to Monty Python – with a few weird stops in between – it follows his adventures through a wacky fantasy landscape. The words are accompanied by a variety of images to help illustrate the depth and breadth of Chris’s unique storytelling. It is a story of hope and a search for acceptance based on her own struggles that she hopes will help young people to realise that they are not alone as they come to terms with who they are.
Diablo and The Leprechaun Figurehead. Book available on Amazon.
Chris takes us on a poetic journey through a world of playing cards who are support workers, leaking pan ships with gingerbread captains, and a whole lot more bizarre and wondrous creatures in crazy situations. In the spirit of Spike Milligan or Monty Python, this is an enchanting and humorous look at a world even more absurd than the one we live in now.