Christopher Harris

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away there existed an imaginative and creative world named Story Planet. Orbited by the love and dedication of its inhabitants, Story Planet has been home to some of the most amazing creatures.

We would like to introduce the incredibly sweet-tempered, kind and caring, Christopher Harris. Chris, our Research and Outreach Coordinator, is the captain of Story Planet’s Exploration Team. A team of valiant explorers who have undertaken the vital task of reaching out to schools in Toronto in search of groups of young Earthlings who would love our creative help getting their stories out into the universe. The connections that the Exploration Team are building are the foundation of all Story Planet does and Chris and his team make sure that these connections are thoughtful, respectful and responsive from the very first contact. We here at Story Planet cannot be more grateful for his astronomic contributions and his overall generous and caring disposition that makes our little planet shine bigger and brighter.

We asked Chris to answer a few questions about himself to help paint a brighter picture for those who have not met him yet. Check out his responses below!

Introducing Chris

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1. Favourite planet to live:

The only place I’ve ever wanted to live is Earth, specifically Northeastern North America. I am proud to be a cog in the Super Computer churning out the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything.

2. Favourite book or the last great one you read:

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – it remains the only book I’ve ever been able to read more than once .

Last great book I read – Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis. Also, East of Eden, which I read years ago, has a portentous beauty that blinds me with its magnificence monthly.

3. Favourite writers:

David Mitchell, Philip Pullman and Warren Ellis are my favourites – I can’t not read anything they’ve ever wrote; Haruki Murakami and I have a tempestuous relationship and he always leaves me with odd feelings largely revolving around jazz or cats.

4. Favourite thing to do on Earth:

I love cooking, baking, eating, drinking, reading and talking; often times all at once, making me mediocre at them all.

5. Favourite Earth food:

New York Pizza. This is the only correct answer. Ice Cream, in certain circumstances, gets part-marks.

6. Favourite moment/memory from your experience here:

My first day volunteering I fell in love with SP. I was nervous, but everyone, including the students, made me feel welcomed and encouraged my creativity. It was, and continues to be, one of my happy places.