Rita Bradd is currently writing a book about her voyage on a cargo ship from Rotterdam to Adelaide, South Australia with the oldest surviving clipper ship in the world, City of Adelaide, aka SV Carrick in 2013, which incorporates a diary from the maiden voyage in 1864. Rita has been published since 2007 in print and online anthologies and was long-listed for the Herald/McCash prize in 2011. She has collaborated with Kevin Cadwallender and Alastair Cook to create filmpoems, has been recorded for BBC Scotland’s Culture Studio, recently appeared on BBC 3’s The Verb in duet with Ira Lightman, and was programmed into Book Week Scotland in 2015. Her first pamphlet is to be published by Red Squirrel in 2017. Rita has published a series of scripts written in Scots and English for radio/stage based on The Three Craws. She has also been playing the clarsach since 2009. Rita has played in various settings and featured on BBC Scotland’s Culture Studio’s live recording for a sculpture for Dunbar Harbours, ‘The Creel Loaders’.
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