Ebo Barton: Golden Hour

Four live workshops led by Ebo Barton, a leader in arts and activism, starting on July 28. Includes a private course group and access to the Awful Good Writers campus. 

Course includes:

  • Weekly 90-minute live writing sessions, shares, and discourses lead by Ebo.
  • Q&A with Ebo to review each session.
  • An opportunity for writing and performance coaching and feedback.
  • Private discussion group for questions, sharing, and feedback with fellow participants during the week.

1% of the total revenue from this course will go to Lavender Rights Project & Washington Black Trans Task Force. Find out more about Lavender Rights Project and why Ebo has chosen to spotlight this organization here: awfulgoodwriters.com/agw-spotlight-lavender-rights-project-washington-black-trans-task-force/

Course details:

• Wednesdays
• July 28, August 4, August 11, August 18
• 6:00 PM PST


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It’s the Golden Hour. Use it wisely.

Photographers have what’s called the “Golden Hour” when all indoor and outdoor lights align just before sunset; The Golden Hour for writers is when our inspirations, notes, streams of thought, and skills align for creation.

During our 90 minutes, we will create short and long-term goals, free-write from various sources, discuss barriers and get feedback. This is your time to get things started/edited/done/planned. It’s the Golden Hour. Use it wisely. Each week we will focus on various practices to use in the Golden Hour and have creative prompts in multiple forms to keep us creative during the course.

Expect to: 

  • Discover and establish a routine creative time in your week/day.
  • Participate in regular conversation and discussion about writing techniques, perspectives, constructive criticism, and positive feedback.
  • Receive a list of writing prompts per class to create.
  • Increase accountability on improving your work.

About the Instructor

Ebo Barton comes from salt— from the moment before worlds converge.

In this world, we are still trying to articulate that mixed Black and Filipino, Transgender, Non-Binary, Queer Artists and Educators not only matter, but are precious.

In another world, Barton is loved, safe, and valued. The only difference being that the latter is a path they must make themselves.

You may have seen Ebo’s work in Adrienne Issue 01 by Sibling Rivalry Press, Thriving While Trans: A Love Manual, Natasha Marin’s Black Imagination, The King County Metro, and online on Write About Now, Button Poetry and All Def Poetry channels. You can find their debut book, “Insubordinate,” in local Seattle bookstores or on sale on their website.

In 2016, they placed 5th in the World at Individual World Poetry Slam. In 2017, they co-wrote and co-produced the award-winning play, “Rising Up”. In 2018, they played “Invisible One” in Anastacia Renee’s “Queer. Mama. Crossroads,” and reprised the role in 2019.

A leader in arts and activism, Ebo Barton is committed to creating opportunities for others to organize, heal, and rejoice. From weekly open mics to curated shows like Alchemy Poetry with Ben Yisrael to educating across the country at various institutions, 2020 Jack Straw Writing Fellow Ebo Barton’s written, performative and community work demands societal reckoning.