Seattle Poetry Slam Presents Featured Poet Iwps Representative Ela Barton And Open Slam #2

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Seattle Poetry Slam Presents Featured Poet Iwps Representative Ela Barton And Open Slam #2 says
Join us for a send off show for featured poet Ela Barton before they head to Washington D.C. to represent Seattle Poetry Slam at Individual World Poetry Slam 2015, our award-winning open mic and Open Slam #2!

BEFORE THE SLAM WORKSHOP led by ELA BARTON

Being Yourself on Stage Performance Workshop
with Performance Poet Ela Barton
RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/166760243662402/

Get help with your performance of memorized poems, get INTO your body and learn techniques in which to enhance your performance.

About the Slam
OPEN TO ALL
3 rounds
Elimination after rounds 1 and 2
8-5-3
First place is awarded 3 points towards Semi-Finals
Second place is awarded 2 points towards Semi-Finals
Third place is awarded 1 points towards Semi-FInals

About the featured poet
Ela Barton is a Black and Filipino queer poet and artist living in Seattle, Washington. They are the 2007 Bainbridge Island Poetry Slam Champion, a five-time finalist of the Seattle Poetry Slam Grand Slam (2009,2010, 2011, 2012, 2015) and the first woman to win Jack McCarthy’s Evergreen Invitational (2011). In 2008, Barton placed 23 out of 72 at Women of the World Poetry Slam and in 2013, placed 16 out of 72 at Individual World Poetry Slam. In 2014, Barton was placed first in the Rain City Slam Championship earning them a spot on the first Rain City Slam National Team. At National Poetry Slam 2014, Rain City Slam placed 7th in the nation. In 2015, they secured a spot on the Seattle Poetry Slam National Team. At NPS 2015, the Seattle Poetry Slam team competed at Group Piece Finals.

Barton has taught Creative Writing and Performance Poetry at Bent: A Queer Writing Institute. Ela has been featured on National Public Radio, Button Poetry, EverydayFeminism.com and King 5 (Seattle) News. Their work has been featured in Adrienne: A Poetry Journal of Queer Women by Sibling Rivalry Press. They are founder of the Rain City Poetry Slam and adapted the concept of Vancouver’s “Mashed Poetics” to create a similar monthly, music inspired, poetry show, Liner Notes. Barton is currently working on a show project titled, “How to love THIS Queer Body of Color: An Unapology” Poetry and spoken word addressing “the strength and resiliency it takes to live in the body of a Queer Person of Color.” debuting in October 2015 sponsored by Gay City Arts.
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By: Seattle Poetry Slam

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