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Past Event

My Favorite Things: Ebo Barton

Jan 2 2020

Seattle Art Museum

Third Floor Galleries

6:30 PM – 7 PM

My Favorite Things tours bring some of the most fascinating artists, cultural producers, and community figures into the galleries to discuss their favorite works of art.

This week's tour will be led by Ebo Barton.

About the Presenter

Ebo Barton is a Black and Filipino, Transgender and Non-Binary, poet and educator currently residing in Seattle, Washington by way of Los Angeles, California. As a representative of Seattle, they've been on four National Slam Teams and participated at three Individual World Poetry Slams. Their most notable poetry slam accolade is placing fifth in the world in 2016.

Ebo curated and directed, How to Love THIS Queer Body of Color: An Unapology and wrote and directed the award-winning play, Rising Up. They are a cast member of Anastacia Renee's Queer. Mama. Crossroads. You may have seen Ebo's work in Adrienne: A Poetry Journal by Sibling Rivalry Press, Thriving While Trans: A Love Manual, the King County Metro, SlamFind, Write About Now, Button Poetry and All Def Poetry.

They and their work have been featured in Seattle Weekly, Seattle Gay News, Seattle Review of Books, and Crosscut. Their work touches on political issues from a personal point of view and often is birthed from the struggles of living in the identities that they are. Ebo believes in the power of language and art as a tool for revolution. They are currently the Teen Leadership Program Manager for Youth Speaks Seattle.

Free and open to the public.
Photo: Alex Garland

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