Kris is a Scottish playwright, poet and author. In 2011/12, he was mentored by the Playwrights' Studio, Scotland, then attached to the Traverse Theatre as one of the Traverse Fifty in 2013.
A graduate of the University of Glasgow's MLitt Creative Writing, he is currently a research candidate pursuing their DFA Creative Writing. Alongside his PhD thesis, he is editing a collection of poetry and writing his first novel When the Curlew Cries No More, which was shortlisted for the North Lit Agency Award 2021.
Kris wrote and performed his one-man comedy 2h:9m:37s at the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival 2021 before touring Scotland in 2012, and presented it in Australia in 2014.
Passionate about Scottish language, Kris has won awards for his poetry and prose written in Scots dialect. His poem On Times Austere was engraved in glass and installed at The Globe Inn, Dumfries alongside work by Robert Burns after winning Windows for Burns Night in 2012. Ronnie's Story won the short story category of the 'see me' Scotland national writing competition in 2011.
Kris has regularly recited, spoken and sung at Burns Suppers and concerts across Scotland for over 20 years.
(Photo credit: Bob McDevitt)